West Bengal Leader of Opposition in the assembly Suvendu Adhikari has alleged that some activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress killed BJP’s youth wing leader Mithun Ghosh in Itahar of Uttar Dinajpur. In a tweet on 18 October, Adhikari said, “BJYM VP Uttar Dinajpur dist. Mithun Ghosh has been shot dead by assailants at Itahar. This is TMC’s handiwork written all over it. The bloodthirsty antisocial hound dogs who executed their master’s orders would be taken to task when the tide turns.”
Suvendu Adhikari said, “We won’t forget Mithun Ghosh.”
At around 11 PM on 17 October, Ghosh was standing in front of his house in Rajgram village when he was attacked. The assailants riding two motorcycles shot him dead. When Ghosh was taken to the Raiganj medical college and hospital, doctors declared him “brought dead”.
Ghosh’s murder led to a fierce political debate in District North Dinajpur, with the BJP district leadership alleging that the Trinamool Congress government was protecting the killers.
BJP Uttar Dinajpur district president Basudeb Sarkar said, “Mithun Ghosh was the district secretary of the Party’s youth front. His home is in Rajgram of Itahar Assembly constituency. He was threatened on the phone at different times. We also verbally complained to the police that people from a particular political party were threatening Mithun. He was harassed in many ways but no action was taken by the administration”.
“We got the news of his death around 11:30 PM on Sunday. Mithun was at his home. Someone called him and when he came out of his house, he was shot. He died on the way to the hospital. We are definite that the Trinamool Congress goons are behind the murder. We have confidence in the law. We will lodge an FIR and wait for the police to act. We want a fair trial of the incident legally,” Sarkar said.