Woman gang-raped, paraded naked and killed in Bengal, husband accuses TMC
KOLKATA: In Bengal, the wife of a CPM worker was
allegedly gang-raped, paraded naked and then killed on Sunday night.
In his complaint to the police, the victim’s husband
has blamed workers of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has denied any
involvement. The husband’s claim is being supported by CPM leader and former
minister Chakradhar Maikap.
The victim’s body was found hanging from a tree on Sunday
night at Sunia village in East Midnapore district. The CPM believes she was
attacked after she failed to pay a 12-lakh fine demanded by local Trinamool
affiliates because her husband was a CPM worker who fled their village after
the CPM was decimated in the 2011 state election that was swept by the Trinamool.
In July, Tapas Pal, a law-maker from the Trinamool
Congress, retracted his remarks and apologised after being caught on camera
warning that he would have Left workers killed and their female relatives
raped. However, Pal was not penalised by his party. The Calcutta High Court is
now deciding whether a police case should be filed against them.