Severe torture on Vishwa Hindu Parishad supporters took place last night in Pagda Daspara village in the Muslim majority area of Sashan P.S. in North 24 Pgs dist. About 50 Hindus injured. Among them Biswanath Das and Somnath Das were admitted in Barasat Sadar Hospital in serious condition. Women and girls were manhandled by the armed thugs/attackers. 100 plus houses of the Hindus damaged. 8-9 families fled from the village.
The fault of these hapless Hindus were - they joined the VHP Swarna Jayanti Rally held in Kolkata maidan on 20 Dec. That rally was addressed by Shri Mohanrao Bhagwat and Dr. Pravinbhai Togadia.
Actually many Hindus were seriously injured. But they could not make it to hospital as the attackers blocked/encircled the entire village whole night. On 22nd December, a BJP team led by Tathagata Roy, Retd. IPS officer Sujit Ghosh and Prabhakar Tewari visited that village escorted by police. Before it they met district police officers. The BJP leaders gave four thousand rupees to the villagers for treatment of injured persons. Till now no report of any VHP team visit to the hapless village.
When people went to lodge complaint to the Shasan police station, Md. Naseem Akhtar, the Officer In Charge of Sashan police station, reportedly told them that Hindus should not have joined any organisation other than TMC.