Raiganj, Aug. 27: Trinamul supporters allegedly pushed around a college principal in North Dinajpur and ransacked her chamber after a party youth wing leader’s wife was caught cheating during an exam today.
The attackers were allegedly led by Gautam Pal, the Trinamul Youth Congress leader whose wife was caught copying from notes during the BA Part I sociology exam at Meghnad Saha College in Itahar.
Principal Swapna Mukherjee, the wife of former minister and CPI leader Srikumar Mukherjee, said: “Around 20 Trinamul supporters led by Gautam Pal entered my chamber and abused and assaulted me. They yanked the telephone wire and upturned chairs and tables. They also threw furniture out of the teachers’ common room.”
Pal, whose wife Pampa is a Trinamul member, denied the charges. “I did not lead any attack on the principal. I didn’t even go to the college. The principal falsely accused my wife of cheating. The principal is the wife of a Left Front leader and she implicated my wife because of political rivalry.”