Man found hanging from high-tension wire in Purulia, triggers protests

Man found hanging from high-tension wire in Purulia, triggers protests

The man, Dulal Kumar, was found hanging from a high-tension wire pole in Purulia. Representative image.

The body of a 35-year-old man was today found hanging from a high-tension tower here, triggering protests by locals, police said.

The incident comes two days after the BJP claimed that its worker Trilochon Mahato (20), who was found hanging from a tree at Balarampur in the district on May 30, was killed by the TMC. However, the Trinamool Congress has denied the allegations and termed it as baseless.

The West Bengal government today ordered a criminal investigation department (CID) probe into Mahato's death, ADG Law and order Anuj Sharma said.

The body of Dulal Kumar was found hanging near a field in Daha village under the same police station area this morning, Superintendent of Police Joy Biswas told PTI.

Kumar's death triggered an uproar among the locals who put up demonstrations outside the Balarampur police station, demanding immediate arrest of the culprits.

"We are trying to find out the culprits and an investigation has been initiated. Our officers are there at the spot," Biswas said.

An unsigned handwritten note in Bengali, found near Mahato's body near his home in Balarampur, about 295 km from Kolkata, stated that he was "punished for working for the BJP" during the recent rural polls in the state, a senior district police officer had said.

No such note was found near the place where Kumar's body was found hanging, Biswas said.

Whether he was a member of the BJP or any other political outfit is yet to be ascertained, the SP said.

The saffron party held several rallies in New Delhi as well as in parts of the state to protest against the death of Mahato.