statesman news service
MALDA, 28 JUNE: The body of a CPI-M worker with several injury marks was found beside a pond at Birua village in the Harishchandrapur police station area today. Though the deceased&’s family did not blame the political opponents, the killing of the CPI-M worker Akbar Ali (24) sparked tension in the locality.
It has been learnt from police sources that a daily wage earner Akbar used to work in Delhi as a labourer. Recently, he returned to his place. He was known to be an active CPI-M worker in the area.
The deceased&’s father, Mr Mamud Ali, alleged that his son had a tiff with some youths at a tea-stall last Sunday. They even threatened to kill Akbar. On Thursday night some youths called him outside his house and he did not return at night. His body was recovered 500 metres from his house beside a pond. He said that Akbar was killed perhaps to avenge an old rivalry.
However, no one was accused in the complaint lodged by Mr Ali.
The Superintendent of Police, Mr Kalyan Mukherjee, said: “The people with whom Akbar had a tiff were not found in the locality. The murder has no political motif. Police have started a probe into the killing.”