Since the Trinamool Congress has come into power again, political violence has become a normal affair. Bharatiya Janata Party MP Devasish Acharya, the man who slapped TMC MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, Abhishek Banerjee in 2015, has been found dead under mysterious circumstances.
According to a report by India Today, Devasish was dropped at the Tamluk district hospital in Midnapore on Thursday morning. The hospital records show Devasish was brought to the facility at 4:10 am by some unknown men, who left after dropping him there. He was severely injured and succumbed in the afternoon.
However, his family claimed that Devasish had been murdered. Police have started the preliminary investigation and had informed that Acharya had gone out with two of his friends on June 16 evening. The three men rode motorbikes when they stopped at a tea stall near the Sonapetya Toll Plaza.
Devasish had slapped Abhishek Banerjee during an event in 2015. Immediately after the incident, he was brutally assaulted by TMC supporters immediately after and was left in a grievous state. He was booked under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 447 (criminal trespass), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and was arrested.
TMC had then justified his thrashing and Subrata Mukherjee, vice president of Trinamool Congress had said “The thrashing was a reaction to the condemnable incident (slapping) and could have been worse. Not everyone comes to politics from Bharat Sevasram Sangha or Ramakrishna Mission. Nothing big happened and the youth is alive. What happened is nothing.”