A Bharatiya Janata Party worker was found hanging at his home in Nandigram in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur district on Thursday, triggering tension in the area during polling. The party worker was identified as Uday Shankar.
BJP alleged that Shankar was under tremendous stress as he was receiving threats from the Trinamool Congress after he attended a roadshow of superstar Mithun Chakraborty who campaigned in the area in support of BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari on March 30. An investigation has been launched.
Reacting to the incident, Suvendu Adhikari said on Thursday, “A BJP worker was beaten up in Samsabad's Kanchan Nagar area today. One Amirul is behind the death by hanging of a BJP worker in Nandigram. The police are taking action. But overall situation today is peaceful.” Meanwhile, A TMC worker was allegedly stabbed to death in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur district in the early hours of Thursday, hours before polling started in the area, police said.
Uttam Dolui was at a local club in Hariharpur in the district's Keshpur area along with a few others when around 10-15 people allegedly attacked him with sharp weapons, they said. He died on the way to a hospital in Midnapore, they added.