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WB: Wife of killed BJP worker alleges police negligence, demands justice for husband

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Wife of one of the men allegedly killed during BJP-TMC workers clash, cried foul on Monday and accused the local police of turning a deaf ear towards her woes.

Narrating her ordeal, Padma Mandal, wife of told reporters here, "They (police) denied all kinds of help to us. The police say that they cannot venture in the night to find the bodies. I carried the body of my husband up the road and then I called my neighbours. Initially, the police was not unwilling to touch the body but afterwards, they pushed all of us aside and took the corpse to the police station."

"The police have also arrested my father and brothers who went to the police station to file a complaint. They have not taken any action and also have not arrested the accused in the case. My husband should get justice. I also informed the (SDO) but he refused to listen to me. He instead accused me of lying," she added.

has alleged that four workers of his party were shot dead by the members of 24 district on Saturday evening. Ruling TMC, on the other hand, has alleged that a member of their party was killed by BJP supporters.

On Sunday, issued an advisory to the government expressing "deep concern" over the death of people in a post-poll clash that ensued between BJP and TMC workers.

In the advisory to the state government, the MHA stated: "It is strongly advised to ensure that all necessary measures are taken to maintain law and order, peace and public tranquillity. It is also requested to take strict action against officials found delinquent in the discharge of their duty."

Also, has sought a report from the on the incidents of violence, said sources.

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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 15:03 IST