In West Bengal, 5th BJP leader found dead in last few months

17th October 2020

17th October 2020

The 52-year-old Madan Ghorai, who was the vice-president of Pataspur BJP unit, has allegedly died during his police custody in East Midnapore district, West Bengal on Thursday, as per reports.

The police had arrested him on September 26 due to his alleged link with a kidnapping case.

The suspicious death of the BJP leader has made party leaders to demand a CBI probe and a fresh autopsy has been demanded by Ghorai's family.

It has been alleged by the family that police arrested Ghorai without any valid explanation and provided no information about him until he was dead in their custody.

The brother of Ghorai, Swapan has accused the police of killing him on Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders' instructions and he said, “we want justice from the Calcutta High Court.”

Patashpur police picked her husband and “beat him mercilessly” in custody before producing him in court the day after, said Alpana, deceased wife.

A senior police officer said “Madan Ghorai was arrested on September 26. He was produced before the court the next day and was sent to judicial custody at the Contai Correctional Home. On October 9, the Patashpur police station had said that Ghorai was not keeping well and is being transferred to a prison in Kolkata for better treatment.”

Following the plea of BJP to investigate the reason behind Ghorai's death, the Calcutta High Court ordered a fresh post mortem report, and Justice Rajasekhar Mantha asked for a video-graph of the report.

The party leaders paid their respects to the deceased in the state headquarters of BJP.

“Every day the West Bengal police is killing our workers by slapping false cases. We lost another worker and we demand a CBI inquiry into the matter. To save themselves and to suppress the facts, the police are now claiming that he was having some health issues and died due to ailments. This is not true,” said Locket Chatterjee, BJP MP while demanding a CBI inquiry.

This is the fifth incidence of a BJP leader's death within the last few months in West Bengal whose chief minister is Mamata Banerjee, as per a report.

Debendra Nath Roy, BJP MLA was found hanging in a closed tea shop near his house in the Rajiganj village on July 13, 2020.

Purnachandra Das, BJP's booth president in South Bengal was found hanging on a tree near his house.

Rabin Paul, a BJP worker was lynched to death by TMC supporters and was thrashed by Deputy Chief of TMC in West Bengal's Pathar Ghata village.

Ganesh Roy, a BJP worker was found hanging from a tree in Hoogly district's Goghat village on September 13. Roy's son alleged that TMC workers first killed and then hanged him.

Manish Shukla, former councillor of BJP was gunned down by attackers who were on the bike and wearing helmets on October 5. A 'TMC activist' was arrested by the police a few days later for harbouring the attackers of Shukla.

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