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Kurseong GJMM leader’s house stoned

Statesman News Service | Kurseong |

The house of former Sabha member of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) from the Mahanadi- Tindharia Constituency, and GJMM woman leader of Kurseong, Prabha Chettri, was stoned and vandalized by some unidentified local youths at St Mary’s Hill in Kurseong on Thursday.

Mrs Chettri filed a complaint at the Kurseong Police Station on the matter yesterday. In her police complaint, she stated that some boys were involved in the incident that occurred in the wee hours of 1 April.

However, she told reporters on Thursday that she does not know who exactly was behind the incident. She added that some local youths of the area had misbehaved with her and vandalized her home earlier too.

“I cannot say for sure who was behind the incident and what the reasons are. However, at the same time, I cannot rule out the possibility of the incident being politically motivated,” Mrs Chettri said.

According to her, there are some youths in the area who may have been supporting the opposite camp of the GJMM party, ie the Bimal Gurung camp. “On the other hand, I am supporting GJMM leaders Mr Binoy Tamang and Mr Anit Thapa,” she said.

She added that for the past several days, she and her family had been staying at her Naya Bazaar residence in the town. “However, every morning, my husband Krishna Bahadur Chettri, visits our St Mary’s house to check if things are all right there. On 31 March, when her husband visited the house, everything was okay there, but the next morning on 1 April, he found broken window panes and several stones inside the house,” she added. A police officer said they have started investigations into the matter.