Tribal girl hounded out over complaint

Burdwan, Nov. 1: A tribal woman in Burdwan’s Galsi who had lodged a police complaint after the murder of her CPM-leader brother-in-law in June was hounded out of her home four days ago by local Trinamul leaders. Sonamoni Soren, 35, of Jahapur village today lodged a complaint with district police chief S.M.H. Meerza, mentioning that local Trinamul leaders were trying to force her to withdraw the complaint. Sonamoni alleged that the leaders had initially offered her two bighas of land and Rs 1 lakh but she had refused. The homemaker alleged that on June 10, Trinamul goons hit her brother-in-law Madan Soren with choppers and lathis when he and other CPM supporters tried to save a panchayat poll candidate. Branch committee member Madan died that night. Sonamoni lodged an FIR with Galsi police the next morning. “The police had arrested three Trinamul activists in June and picked up six others on October 28. But ever since the arrests, Trinamul leaders and activists have been threatening me with dire consequences,” Sonamoni said. She alleged that she had to flee home with her husband, son and daughter after the police arrested six Trinamul activists on October 28. She is now staying with a cousin in a village far from home. The Trinamul activists also allegedly threatened Sukmar Das, a CPM worker who had helped Sonamoni lodge the FIR. He has also fled home. The Trinamul panchayat pradhan of Bhuri, Subodh Ghosh, alleged that both Sonamoni and Sukumar had brought false allegations against the party. Ghosh is one of the 28 accused in the case. “It is true that Madan Soren died during a clash with our supporters on June 10. I was not present there,” Ghosh said.Courtesy:TheTelegraph.


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