Villagers beat up TMC leader’s wife and son, accused of taking money on the pretext of a job

In West Bengal’s Bhagwanpur in East Midnapore, a case of beating up of the wife of the ruling party Trinamool Congress leader and her son by villagers for taking money on the pretext of a job has come to light. Along with this, the mob also vandalized the TMC leader’s house. The matter has come to the fore after former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and his close aide Arpita Mukherjee were arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a multi-crore scam in teacher recruitment in government schools. The ruling party TMC, which is already on the back foot, may face difficulties.

Locals alleged that TMC leader Shibshankar Nayak, a former Karmadakshay of Bhagwanpur block, had taken huge money from villagers by promising government jobs in the last few years. The TMC leader was not present at the house when the mob was beating his wife and son.

Police arrested four

Regarding the incident, the local police officer said that some angry villagers ransacked the house of Shibshankar Nayak in Bhagwanpur. He was not at home. His wife Malina Nayak who is a member of Panchayat Samiti, son Upanayan Nayak has been beaten up. After getting information about the incident, the police reached the spot to save both of them. Four people have been arrested in this case till the final report is out. It is being told that Shibshankar Nayak did not come home for the last one week.

Why were the villagers angry?

Regarding the incident, a local resident, Shantanu Das, said that as soon as the news spread among the people that Shibshankar Nayak had fled, the villagers started reaching his house and asking for information about his whereabouts. Later some people beat up his son and wife. After this incident, the opposition party BJP has intensified its attack against TMC and said that more such incidents could happen as almost all TMC leaders are involved in this practice.

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