Chaos over handing body of CPIM supporter killed in Charilam clash, Tripura Police face ire of family, party

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Agartala, Dec 01, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk

Chaos, bitter arguments followed by minor scuffle erupted in GB Hospital on Thursday (Dec 1) after Tripura Police denied to hand over the mortal remains of a CPIM supporter who was killed in a political clash at Charilam in Tripura on November 30. Family members and Party supporters vented anger at Police. 


Saheed Mia, a CPIM supporter succumbed to his injuries on his way to the GB Hospital yesterday (Nov 30). After the Post mortem was over today, family members and CPIM supporters assembled the GB Hospital mortuary to collect the body.


A bitter argument ensued between the police and family members as well as CPIM party leaders after Police denied to hand over the body of the deceased at the GB Hospital. Police informed the family members that the body of Saheed Mia would not be handed over here – Police would take him to his native place.


This irked the family members and CPIM supporters and they started trading barbs with the Police. Soon a chaotic situation prevailed in the mortuary premises despite heavy deployment of Police and TSR jawan.  


According to the Police, the body of Sheed Mia was not handed over to family members to prevent occurrence of any untoward incident during deceased’s long journey to his native village over several sensitive and volatile places.


Amidst chaos and scuffle, CPIM leaders alleged Police forcibly hijacked the mortal remains of Saheed Mia after beating the family members. CPIM leaders including party’s State secretary Jitendra Choudhury, ex-Minister Manik De and others held a protest at the Police Headquarters alleging body ‘hijack’ by Police.


Meantime, Police managed to take the body of the deceased to his village – but, there Police faced another round of condemnation from the local people.


Finally, the body of the deceased was buried in a graveyard near Puranbari Forest Office following religious practices with any further trouble.