Balurghat: A Trinamool Congress leader of the Balurghat block was murdered in a road mishap on Saturday afternoon. The deceased was recognized as Dilip Sarkar.
He was a resident of Ristara and posted as the party’s joint convener of Danga gram panchayat.
Cops said the mishap occurred in Balurghat’s Gouriamath location on Saturday afternoon while he was coming home on a motorcycle. He was riding pillion.
The motorcycle banged with a bicycle in Balurghat’s Gouriamath.
Sarkar fell on the road and lost consciousness. He was taken to Balurghat hospital. He succumbed to his injuries a little later.
Sarkar had begun his political journey as a Congress worker. Later, motivated by the works of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, he joined the TMC.
Balurghat block Trinamool Congress president, Arup Sarkar stated: “We are dumbstruck! He was a soft-spoken gentleman and dedicated leader. It is a great depreciation for our party.”