(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
June 7, 2009
THE killing continues, of CPI(M) workers and their relations, at the hands of Trinamuli goons. The latest tragic victim has been young Sayantika Rakhshit (13) of Harinabari village near Tamluk township in Midnapore east. From the morning of June 2, Trinamuli gangs, armed to the teeth, started to attack houses and shops of CPI(M) workers and sympathisers.
The attackers first shot and critically wounded CPI(M) supporter Ujjwal Sheet. Next, they pounced on the Rakhshit household and opened fire. Young Sayantika, panic-struck at the gunfire, came out of the confines of the house and started to run helter-skelter –– and was promptly shot on the side of the head. She died in a pool of blood.
Elsewhere up in central
Comrade Biswanath was a crucial witness to the murder of DYFI leader, Comrade Debashis Ghoshal of Khagra of the same district. Biman Basu has condemned all three killings and has urged upon the state administration to bring the guilty to book, and has asked the CPI(M) workers to exercise caution while moving around.
KILLED AT HAROA
Comrade Khaleq Mollah, AIKS leader and Party worker at Haroa in north 24 Parganas was brutally murdered by Trinamuli assassins on June 2. Comrade Khaleq had been forced out of his household when the results for the Lok Sabha polls were declared. He was on his way for a medical check up at a local health centre and had en route visited his residence. From the nearby Trinamuli den at- or - near the Ghoshpara bazaar emergd a dozen-odd hoods who jumped on the hapless Party worker in the midday lull and pulverised him with iron rods. For good measure, they then blew explosives on his prone body and left. Comrade Khaleq died before emergency medical help could be of any use to him. From the day the parliamentary election results have come out more than 300 Party workers have been driven out of the area.
MAOISTS assisted by Trinamuli goons killed Comrade Dinesh Mahato at the Kedua village in Balarampur, Purulia in the evening of May 23, 2009. Comrade Dinesh (43) was a member of the Ghatbera-Kedua local committee of the CPI(M). He leaves behind his two sons, three daughters and his widow. He earned his keep running a small soldering/welding shop in the locale.
Comrade Dinesh was on his way to his shop when he was surrounded by three or more miscreants of Maoist and Trinamuli affiliation. He was then shot repeatedly from a point blank range with sophisticated firearms. He died on the spot. The assailants flaunting guns and knives made good their escape on two motorcycles that they had parked nearby as getaway vehicles.
Earlier in the month Comrade Dinesh had led a resistance to the Maoists’ demand of the CPI(M) workers not to vote at all or if they did, to cast their franchise for the opposition candidates everywhere. It is noteworthy that the CPI(M) and the Left won all the seats in the laterite zone of Bengal in the recent Lok Sabha elections, Birbhum being a lone exception.
Elsewhere far away in south 24 Parganas at Bishnupur, the attempt by Trinamuli goons to kill Nityananda and his brother Parthajit Naskar was foiled by their father Comrade Monoranjan Naskar (76) –– at the cost of his own life. Frustrated at the resistance thrown up by an infirm but determined old man, the hooligans attacked him with large meat-cutting choppers and left him dead, a bloodied mess. Parthajit, too, was injured when he came to the rescue of his dying father.
At Khara-Balarampur at Nadia near Krishnagar, a school-going young boy was killed in the cruellest manner imaginable for having been associated with the CPI(M). The young Comrade Apurba Ghosh (15) who had just been promoted to class IX in the school he read. Comrade Apurba was first abducted, had his hands tied behind his back, throttled and finally had a long sharp instrument stabbed into his left ear penetrating his head, a wound that must have caused excruciating pain to the young comrade before he would die.
This is not the first time that school going students have been martyred at the Trinamulis in the aftermath of the polls. On May 19, at Bherbheri village at Manabari in Coochbehar, SFI organiser Bibek Burman (17), a student of class XI, was speared to death in the most horrible manner imaginable after being abducted.
They also attacked women of the area who were all CPI(M) workers, leaving no less than 30 injured. Earlier still on May 8, a young lad of ten, Sheikh Babua was blasted to death with a shower of bombs as he played on his roof of the single-storey family house at Baksi in Bagnan, Howrah.