C Times, 24th June 2017, Agartala
The Left govt. has marked the beginning of destruction in Tripura before the 2018 Assembly polls by killing a BJP worker in broad daylight.
Birlal Sarkar (65) s/o Late Chinta Haran Sarkar resident of Lembutali under Madhupur PS was brutally murdered by comrade Kalipada Ray (48) s/o Kishen Ray on the morning of Saturday.
According to a report Birlal, an active BJP worker was involved in a door to door campaigning for the party on Friday evening. The accused Kalipada Ray, a die hard comrade and neighbour of Bir Lal went to his house in a drunken state on Saturday morning and started abusing him. On hearing the abuses Birlal came out and confronted Kalipada. This infuriated Kalipada and he attacked Birlal with an axe. He hit Birlal with the axe several times before fleeing away.
The locals rushed Birlal to Bishalgarh hospital. As he was profusely bleeding the doctors referred him to GB Hospital. He died on the way to GB Hospital.
A FIR was lodged in Madhapur PS. Unable to find Kalipada police arrested his son. Later the accused surrendered himself to the police.
State observer Sunil Deodhar along with other leaders visited the victim’s family and offered his condolences and sympathy. He said that “Bir Lal will be always remembered as a Martyr”.