Friday, May 25, 2012
Cong Panchayet Pradhan Shot At
Malda, 24 May: A gram panchayet pradhan Tarapada Mandal (52) was shot at late last night when he was on his way home. His wife Shakuntala Mandal today lodged a complaint with police claiming that an unidentified goon shot her husband. Mandal who had been admitted to Malda Medical College Hospital last night was referred to Kolkata as his condition deteriorated today.
Mandal, gram panchayet pradhan of Bakhrabad gram panchayet in Kaliachak III block was shot at while he was returing to his house at Shabdalpur village of Pardeonapur area under Baishnabnagar police station. It has been learnt that there might be a political reason behind the attack though the family of Mandal refused to comment in this regard. Few months back Mandal along with other two members of Bakhrabad gram panchayet quit Congress and formed the board with the support of three CPI-M members and one RSP members. They removed former pradhan Hemlata Mandal of Congress.
Though some political leaders held Trinamul Congress responsible for the attack, block Trinamnul president Bapi Ghosh said, ‘It may be an internal feud of the Congress. We’ve no connection to the attack.” Malda SP Jayanta Pal said, “We have received complaint and the matter is being looked into.”