Digital Desk, Kolkata. Another woman died at a government hospital in West Bengal’s Birbhum district. Due to which the death toll in the Bogatui massacre increased to 10. The woman was from Bogatui village. The deceased has been identified as Atchara Bibi. He died at Rampura Medical College and Hospital. According to police records, eight women, a man and a minor girl are among those who have died so far.
On March 21, Vadu Sheikh, deputy chief of Trinamool Congress of Bursal panchayat, was murdered in Bogtui. Tension prevailed there soon after and at least 12 houses were torched. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the West Bengal Police immediately launched an investigation. Meanwhile, an appeal was filed in the Calcutta High Court seeking the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the matter.
At present, the CBI is probing two cases. First on the massacre that claimed nine lives, and second on the murder of Vadu Sheikh. CBI officials suspect that large-scale illegal sand mining in West Bengal’s Birbhum district is one of the main reasons for the Bogtui massacre, as both The gangs were linked to the state’s ruling party Trinamool Congress. Vadu Sheikh’s elder brother Babar Sheikh was also murdered in January last year. At present, the investigation of the matter is going on.
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