West Bengal: BJP Workers Attack Computer Training Centre, Sexually Harass and Assault Teachers
Teachers at the training centre had objected to BJP flags and loudspeakers being tied to their wall.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers allegedly beat up a teacher, sexually harassed a woman and terrorised students at a private computer training centre at Chotonilpur in Pirtala area, Burdwan district, West Bengal.
Anandabazaar Patrika reported that the district’s BJP youth wing leader Shyamal Roy lead the attack. He has, however, denied the allegations.
On Friday evening, a BJP rally was organised at Chotonilpur. Party workers were tying flags and loudspeakers in anticipation for the event. The teacher-in-charge at the computer centre Subhasish Chowdhury objected to banners and loudspeakers being attached to the training centre’s walls. As per the report, the BJP workers got riled up, and around 30 of them entered the training centre and created mayhem.
A female teacher at the training centre had alleged that when she tried to intervene, the BJP workers thrashed and sexually harassed her. Chowdhury was thrown on the ground and beaten up. Other teachers too were attacked. The students at the centre were harassed as well.
Chowdhury alleged after the BJP rally was over, the party workers returned to threaten him again. The computer teachers have lodged a complaint at the Burdwan woman’s police station.
Gourishankar Bhattacharya, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) councillor from the area told Anandabazaar Patrika, “BJP workers are defacing wall graffiti of other political parties and raiding houses. I strongly condemn the attack on the computer centre.”
BJP leader Shyamal Roy reportedly said, “All the accusations are false. I am being entrapped.”
The police said investigations are ongoing. No arrests have been made so far.