Humayun Kabir, 40, a Trinamool Congress (TMC) employee, died in an explosion whereas making crude bombs on the roof of his home within the Shamsergunj space of Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Saturday night time. His ten-year-old son additionally sustained some damage.
TMC nonetheless claimed that no occasion employee was concerned within the incident.
Sub-divisional police officer (Jangipur) Prasenjit Banerjee mentioned, “Preliminary investigation exhibits that Kabir was making bombs on the roof of his home. One of many bombs went off by accident and he was fatally injured. His minor son was additionally injured. We have now began an investigation however no arrest has been made but.”
Native folks advised the police that Kabir used to work as a component time labourer in a bidi manufacturing facility. They mentioned they heard a loud explosion round 9 pm on Saturday. They rushed to Kabir’s home and located him mendacity in a pool of blood.
Kachinur Bewa, mom of the deceased, mentioned, “Kabir went to the roof after having dinner. There was an explosion inside a couple of minutes.”
Officers at Shamserganj police station mentioned Kabir had been arrested a couple of occasions previously and had a legal report. They alleged that the household eliminated the bomb making supplies to wipe out the proof.
The mom of the deceased denied the allegation. “My son was not related to any legal exercise. We suspect that somebody hurled a bomb at our home,” she mentioned.
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Goutam Ghosh, TMC spokesperson in Murshidabad, mentioned, “Nobody in our occasion is related to the incident. We have now requested the police to probe the matter impartially.”
On July 3, two males died whereas making bombs in Suti, positioned subsequent to Shamserganj. District law enforcement officials suspect that native criminals have began hoarding bombs and firearms earlier than the approaching meeting polls. Polls within the district have all the time been marked by violence.
At Khanakul in Hooghly district, the place a Bharatiya Janata Get together employee was killed on Saturday allegedly by TMC employees, the opposition occasion noticed a bandh on Sunday. The BJP employee was killed when he and his occasion colleagues had been attempting to hoist the nationwide flag. Six folks had been arrested within the case until Sunday afternoon.