A local police station in Madhupur of Sepahijala district, Tripura was ‘gheraoed’ by the locals over the increasing post-poll violence. Later, the locals also blocked the road expressing sharp resentment against the incidents of post-poll violence and intimidation from the ruling party workers, especially Yuva Morcha.
As per the sources, soon after the results of the Tripura by-elections were declared, unruly youths “under the influence of alcohol” went on a rampage attacking people, vandalizing vehicles, and motorcycles, and damaging private properties.
Frustrated by the increasing post-poll violence in the state, including the Madhupur area, the locals of Madhupur finally came out of their homes and staged a blockade at the main road.
The locals claimed that local BJP youth wing leader Saikat Debnath was allegedly behind the incidents of post-poll violence.
According to the agitators, Congress worker Bapan Das’ residence was ransacked by miscreants for “no reasons”.
His motorcycle was set ablaze.
Later, a fruit shop was ransacked by the miscreants, letting loose a reign of terror.
Resenting the role of the police, the locals said despite being informed repeatedly, the police did not turn up for help.
Later, the OC of Madhupur police station at the instance of the local BJP leaders assured that action would be taken against those involved in the violent incidents.