CPM leader killed in Mathurapur, party blames TMC

23 Mar 2017

A local CPM leader was brutally killed in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Thursday. The CPM blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress for the crime.

Salauddin Haldar, a CPM leader, was first shot in front of his house in Mathurapur on Wednesday evening and then repeatedly stabbed to death with a sharp weapon, a police officer said. The CPM alleged that Haldar was killed by TMC-backed goons and accused the police of inaction when he received "death threats".

"Haldar was killed by Trinamool-backed goons. He was given death threats by local Trinamool leaders. When he went to the police, they refused to accept his complaint and instead threatened to arrest him in a false case," CPM general secretary Surya Kanta Misra said today. Police denied the allegation, saying they have no record of Haldar approaching them. "We are not aware he came to lodge a complaint. We are looking for the miscreants," the officer added.