The body of Kartik Dhaki (48) was found in a paddy field, 300m from his home at Jagatballavpur in Nabasan gram panchayat area, on Friday morning. His wife Sulochona said, “My husband’s head was smashed with a heavy object and his body had injury marks.” None of those named in her complaint has yet been arrested. “My husband left home for the party office on Thursday evening. When he did not return till late, I asked around to learn he never went there. He was abducted after he left home and killed,” she said. “My husband was so thrashed by BJP workers during panchayat poll that he was in hospital for five days. At that time, the party and I lodged a complaint against 18 BJP workers, including local leader Balaram Ghorel.”
Howrah TMC president Arup Ray said, “I am concerned over the cops’ failure to arrest the accused in this and Bagnan cases.” Late on Friday, Ba gnan IC Ujjwal Das was trans-ferred to South Dinajpur on an order from Nabanna. Abhijit Sarkar from Chandernagore police commissionetate replaced him.