A group of unidentified attackers targeted the ancestral home of former Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb
On Tuesday night a group of unidentified miscreants targeted the ancestral home of former Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in Udaipur, Gomati district in Tripura. The incident occurred when a group of priests arrived at Deb’s residence to perform the annual ritual of the departed soul of his father Hirudhan Deb.
According to reports, the attackers vandalized the priests’ vehicles and attacked Deb’s ancestral home, located in Jamjuri village. The attackers, believed to be backed by the Opposition CPIM party, also set fire to the house and nearby shops.
Biplab’s associates complained the local CPM MLA and former minister Ratan Bhowmik had rounds of meeting with left cadres till the evening, following which, the attack was carried out.
A number of vehicles and two-wheelers were ransacked by the miscreants and pelted bricks in the house but nobody was injured. A large number of police contingent launched a search in the area but nobody is arrested yet.
Videos of the incident show flames engulfing the house and nearby shops, as well as the vandalization of cars and other vehicles. Local residents and bystanders rushed to the aid of the priests and a protest ensued, with some protesters vandalizing shops believed to be connected to the attackers.
Jitendra Kaushik, one of the priests who was attacked, said, “I came to visit Maa Tripura Sundari temple. Here I came on instructions of our Gurudev ji to overlook the preparations of the Yagna to be performed on Wednesday. Suddenly a mob came they attack me and vandalized my vehicle. They shouted either there will be CPI(M) or none.”
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Any party resorting to violence has to be condemned.
It gives no meaning to the term democracy.
Left parties have crossed the rubicon by this vandalism.
The question is will they face any consequences? I doubt.