Tamluk (WB) | The condition of the youth, who had slapped West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee at a rally yesterday, was stated to be critical after he suffered multiple head injuries. Attending doctors at the Tamluk Hospital, where he was admitted after being thrashed by Trinamool Congress workers, said the condition of Debashis Acharya was ‘critical’.
The doctors said that Acharya, who has deep wounds in his head at three places and in other parts of the body was slipping in and out of consciousness. Acharya was beaten up by Trinamool Congress partymen after he slapped Banerjee, who is also the president of the Trinamool Youth Congress, at a rally at Chandipur in East Midnapore district yesterday.
The family members of Acharya were unavailable at their house in Tamluk when visiting newsmen found it bolted from outside. Meanwhile, two persons, who were reportedly seen with Acharya at the meeting at Chandipur before he assaulted Banerjee, were detained for interrogation today, a top district police officer said. They were identified as Tamal and Pallab from Tamluk and Contai respectively, the officer said. A third person, who was also accompanying the three at the meeting, as stated by eyewitnesses, was also picked up for questioning, but later allowed to leave.
Abhishek Banerjee today said he had forgiven the perpetrator and wished him early recovery. At a personal level, however, let me forgive the perpetrator and wish him early recovery. Today is a new day, let us look ahead, he said in his Facebook post. Banerjee also urged TMC workers to maintain peace and harmony throughout the state and be restrained in their actions. It has been about 24 hours since yesterday’s incident. What happened in Chandipur is now the subject of a police enquiry. So let me restrain myself from making any comment that will prejudge the enquiry, he said.
Left Front chairman Biman Bose today deprecated the assault on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee, but condemned the beating up of the attacker by TMC workers, saying it was a result of the ‘anarchy’ prevailing in the state. What happened on the dais to Abhishek should not have happened, but the man who assaulted him should not have been beaten up either, Bose told reporterse. I don’t know whether the person (attacker) has any mental problem or not, but he should have been handed over to police instead of being brutally beaten up, he said.
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