November 1, 2020 4:05:42 am
A 12-hour bandh was noticed on Saturday at Mallarpur block in West Bengal’s Birbhum district to protest the alleged “custodial dying” of a 15-year-old boy, who police claimed had been detained for a theft. He was discovered lifeless in the bathroom of the police station involved on Thursday with police calling it dying by suicide. The BJP, which known as the bandh, alleged the boy died resulting from “police brutality.”
On Saturday, BJP youth wing president and MP Soumitra Khan staged a dharna in entrance of the police station and get together staff gheraoed the station.
They demanded motion in opposition to police personnel. Khan stated: “How can the police beat up a boy so brutally? The boy’s members of the family are BJP supporters. That is why police tortured him.” He added that the BJP would protest throughout the state on the primary week of November.
The boy’s dying had triggered a political conflict between the BJP and the TMC on Friday. TMC’s Birbhum unit chief Anubrata Mondal said that the boy’s dad and mom weren’t BJP supporters. The boy’s household, too, had claimed he died by suicide and that they assist TMC.
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