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CPM visit

Karimpur, July 2: A CPM delegation led by MLA Anisur Rahman today visited the house of slain CPM gram panchayat member Abdul Haque Siddique Sheikh in Nadia’s Narayanpur and asked his family to lodge a police complaint.

The family of Abdul Haque, 62, the CPM gram panchayat member who was hacked and shot dead by a mob minutes after Trinamul leader Anisur Biswas was shot dead on June 27, had said they were “too scared” to lodge a police complaint. The police have started a suo motu case.

The family of Biswas, who was attacked while returning home after a court appearance in connection with a murder in which he is an accused, has named 22 people in the FIR. Already three persons have been arrested in connection with Biswas’s murder.

The CPM team met Abdul Haque’s widow, Manwara Bewa, and her son Humayun at their residence in Fazilnagar-Mandalpara under Narayanpur gram panchayat and urged her to lodge the complaint assuring that will the party will stand beside her.

However, Manwara and Humayun told the party leaders they felt scared to go to the police. Manwara said: “The situation is still tense in the village. Many CPM supporters have fled from their homes fearing attacks by the ruling party members.”