The son of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gram panchayat member was found hanging from a tree in West Bengal’s Purulia on Thursday.
The body of Shishupal Sahis, a 22-year-old man, was found in Senabona village.
“Based on information, we recovered the body of Shishupal Sahis on Thursday in Senabona village. He was found hanging from a tree. We haven’t yet got any written complaint,” a police officer said.
The BJP has blamed Trinamool goons for the youth’s death. The police have started a probe in connection with the incident.
His father is the deputy pradhan of the Shikrabad gram panchayat.
Heavy police deployment has been done in the area to avert any untoward incident.
Elections were held on three Lok Sabha constituencies in the state – Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Raigunj. Purulia will witness polling in the sixth phase on 12 May.
Purulia has witnessed a series of deaths of BJP workers since last year.
In June 2018, a BJP worker identified as 32-year-old Dulal Kumar was found hanging from a pole in Dabha village of Purulia’s Balarampur.
The BJP had then accused the TMC of murdering Kumar.
Days before the incident, another BJP activist, 20-year-old Trilochan Mahato, was found hanging from a tree in Balarampur.
A note written on the back of his white T-shirt said, “BJP politics at only 18 years.” There was also a poster which was found nearby which read, “Have been trying to do this since the polls, couldn’t. Today your life ends.”
Violence during elections is not uncommon in West Bengal, which witnessed it recently during the Panchayat polls.