the Lok Sabha polls, post-poll attacks in almost all districts of West Bengal
have reached a alarming proportions. At least three CPI(M) activists and
sympathizers have been killed in the attack, another student succumbed to
physical and psychological trauma after attack. Several MLAs and former MLAs
have been assaulted. Number of Party offices have been attacked, ransacked,
destroyed and burnt. More than 1000 Left supporters have been injured in these
attacks. Several hundreds have been forced to leave their villages in the face
of such violence.Suryakanta Misra, opposition leader has written a letter to
the Chief Minister to immediately halt such attacks by the ruling party and
restore peace in the state.
Following are major
Bela Dey (65) breathed her
last in Kalyani Hospital on 13th May following physical attack on her on 11th
May night. On the eve of elections, TMC goons entered her house in Chakdaha
Thakur Colony and attacked her two sons as they were working as CPI(M)
volunteers in the elections. Their mother tried to save them and was beaten up
too, causing serious injuries. Bela Dey still went to vote and her health
deteriorated. She was hospitalized and expired on the following day.
Just after declaration of
result, TMC goons attacked the house of Kajal Mallik (45) in Manteswar of Burdwan. He was forcibly
taken out and brutally beaten to death. Even his deadbody remained there
untouched for hours because of TMC threat.
In Bohula village in Ketugram
in Burdwan district villagers resisted loot of votes on the election day. TMC
gangs tried to capture booths but failed. As a result CPI(M) candidate took
lead from the area. On 21st May armed TMC gang attacked the village. The house
of AIKS area secretary Enayet Karim was attacked. TMC goons attempted to kill
Karim when Ashmira Begam, his wife and two times elected Panchayat member tried
to stop the attackers. The goons severely stabbed her causing death.
In Bhagat Singh colony in
Jadavpur, TMC goons attacked the house
of Rabindranath Banerjee. He was not there in the house and the hoodlums
physically tortured his aged mother and daughter Moumita Banerjee. Moumita, a
student of class 12, became seriously ill and expired after she was admitted in
On 12th May night, TMC goons attacked Radhanagar
village in Khragpur rural block. They mercilessly ransacked and destroyed 15
houses in this tribal dominant village. In Keshpur 150 families, who were
forced to leave villages, returned to vote. Their houses were attacked and they
were forced to flee again. Attacks took place in Kanchantala, Jhalka,
Ayodhyabar and other villages.
In Kespur itself 10 party
offices were attacked, four of them burnt. 1700 people were forced to leave
their houses. More than 150 houses were attacked. Party zonal office in
Goaltore was destroyed. MLA Rameswar Dolui was attacked.
South 24 Parganas
In Basanti in South 24
Parganas TMC goons attacked Left supporters’ houses and even beaten up Suraiya
Laskar, a pregnant woman. In Jibantala
12 houses of CPI(M) supporters were ransacked. In Raidighi, number of CPI(M)
supporters were attacked and hospitalized. In Kulpi, CPI(M) activists were
attacked in the night before the counting and 6 of them were seriously injured
and had to be hospitalized.
In Kolkata, CPI(M) zonal
office in Kasba in South Kolkata, Party office in Ward no 55. Just after
declaration of result numerous offices of CPI(M) were ransacked in Beleghata,
Kashipur, Maniktala area. In Kankurgachi, a charitable heath centre was
destroyed. Several CPI(M) workers have been attacked. Forward Block councilor’s
house in Beleghata was attacked.
North 24 Parganas
In Naihati in North 24
Parganas houses of CPI(M) activists were attacked. Those attacked included an
ex army man. In Patipukur , TMC goons
attacked the youths of the area who worked for CPI(M) and at least ten people
were severely injured. After the results, Party offices were ransacked in
Jagaddal, Garulia, Shyamnagar. Office of IPTA in Barrackpore was destroyed. In
Manirampur, family members of CPI(M) worker Subhasish Basu were severely
In Basirhat, house of
elected Panchayat member Shanti Sadhak was attacked and his daughter-in-law
faced molestation. In Habra, four offices of CITU were forcibly occupied.
In Patashpur, Khejuri in
East Midnapore CPI(M) activists were attacked before counting.
In Arambagh, poultry farm of
CPI(M) leader Prabhat Roy was burnt on eve of counting. As the results came in
TMC goons attacked CPI(M) Hooghly-Chuchura zonal committee offices. Ex-MP
Rupchand Pal, CPI(M) state committee member Mitali Kumar and Left Front
candidate in Hooghly parliamentary constituency Pradip Saha were rescued
narrowly. The Party office was ransacked. Party offices in Chandan Nagar,
Konnagar were attacked subsequently. Houses of numerous CPI(M) activists were
attacked including the house of DYFI state Leader Paramita Saha. In Arambagh,
houses of CPI(M) leader and ex-MLA Benoy Datta, Party leader Mozammel Hossain
were attacked. CPI(M) local committee
secretary Sandip samanta was beaten up in Purshura. Party office was burnt in
Nakunda in Goghat, in Khanakul West. In Arambagh 24 houses were ransacked.
Numerous offices of DYFI, AIDWA were burnt.
In North Howrah, CPI(M)
local committee secretary’s house was attacked even when the counting was on.
His family members reported to police. And within hours more ferocious attack
took place. Furniture and windows were destroyed. The family members narrowly
escaped. CITU union office in Malipachghara was burnt. In Amta, AIKS office was
fully destroyed. In Dakkhin Masri in Uluberia, a heavily armed gang of TMC
attacked the village. Hundreds of villagers run away and on the way some of
them were caught and suffered serious attack. An entire village has become
vacant following the attack. In another attack, Naba Das, a CPI(M) worker was
attacked in Uluberia and his left eye has been damaged.
In Phullbari, offices of
CPI(M) and mass organizations were ransacked. CPI(M) office in Phulbari was
again demolished on 22nd May, this time with a bulldozer machine. TMC flags
were erected in the site.
In Lataguri in Jalpaiguri a
book bank was destroyed. CPI(M) Jalpaiguri zonal secretary Jiten Das was
injured in TMC attack. Rajganj zonal office was ransacked on 22nd May.
In Sitalkuchi, Dinhata,
Natabari , North Coochbehar CPI(M) and Forward Block offices were attacked.
Many CPIM) leaders’ houses were attacked. In Foolbari, CPI(M) activist Ranjit
Burman was taken out from a neighbour’s house and brutally beaten. He was
hospitalized in serious condition. Two CPI(M) offices in Foolbari and Nabaganj
market were fully destroyed, villagers in 19 booth areas were attacked as TMC
suffered defeat in those areas. In Coochbehar district, 150 houses were
ransacked, hundreds of bighas of land of Left Front supporters have been
forcibly occupied, shops of many Left supporters have been forcibly closed.
More than 50 people have been injured in post-result attack. 290 incidents of
attack have been reported.
In Burdwan, CPI(M) Raina and
Khandagosh zonal committee offices were ransacked. These two offices were
destroyed and partly burnt before the elections too. In Khandagosh, CPI(M)
Palampur local committee office was burnt. CPI(M) district secretariat member
and former MLA Tapash Chatterjee was seriously injured in attack on him in
Satgechia. Kanksa zonal committee office was attacked three times within hours
and destroyed. 10 Party workers including Party district secretariat member
Biresh Chatterjjee were injured.