Malda violence: Mob was chanting slogans against PM Modi

Gopal, who works as a priest, is now recuperating at a private nursing home here.

Written by Arshad Ali | Malda | Updated: January 6, 2016 4:43 pm
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An RSS activist who suffered a bullet injury when a protest rally of Muslims against Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari turned violent at Kaliachak in Malda on Sunday, has claimed that the mob was raising slogans against the Modi government.

“They were chanting slogans against the Modi government. Some from the crowd went around ransacking shops and burning houses of the other community,” 19-year-old Tanmoy Tiwari alias Gopal Tiwari told The Indian Express Tuesday.

Gopal, who works as a priest, is now recuperating at a private nursing home here. He said he was at the Shani Mandir near Kaliachak police station with a few others when the arson began. “Initially we tried to resist the attack but looking at the their numbers, we decided to run. While we were running away someone opened fire and I got hit on the calf muscle of my left leg,” he added.

A friend took Gopal to a relative’s house nearby first and then to Malda Sadar Hospital. “The doctors said that the bullet has been lodged inside my leg but expressed helplessness as they were not equipped for an operation. They told me to either go to Kolkata or to a private nursing home,” Gopal added.

He was admitted to a private nursing home on Monday where doctors took out the bullet.

His family members at Hindupara in Baliadanga area under Kaliachak police station are now seeking help to pay for his medical expenses. His father works as a daily labourer and together they have to fend for a family of four, comprising Gopal, his parents and his unmarried sister.

“We plan to approach local MP Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury for financial help to the family or else they will have to mortgage their house. There had been no help so far from the party,” said Dhananjay Saha, his cousin.

Gopal’s sister, Suparna Tiwari said that they have already taken a loan of Rs 45,000. “We don’t know when he will be discharged. Already for the operation, tests and medicines we have spent about Rs 45,000, which we had to borrow from family and friends,” she told the The Indian Express.

On January, the rampaging mob, which was protesting against Kamlesh Tiwari’s alleged derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammed set on fire about two dozen vehicles and attacked and ransacked the Kaliachak police station before setting it on fire.

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    shobhit
    Jan 6, 2016 at 5:54 am
    where are award wapsi jokers.. will kejriwal The Drama Queen.. visit the family members of victim..!
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    1. मनीष
      Jan 7, 2016 at 12:01 am
      Does Islam have anything good to offer to mankind?
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      1. मनीष
        Jan 7, 2016 at 12:08 am
        Its time for Indians to take action. Stop buying things made in an Islamic country and stop buying anything from a Muslim owned store/business.
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          MyTake
          Jan 6, 2016 at 9:05 am
          Premium for decade old sickular ideals.
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            concerned Indian
            Jan 6, 2016 at 10:53 am
            I appeal to fellow Bengali's to dethrone mumtaz begum, it is in interest of both state and nation.
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              Agni shiva
              Jan 6, 2016 at 10:47 am
              "Malda Arson " can be used as one of the electoral weapons for BJP to unite all the Hindus in Waste Bengal. West Bengal has been wasted by these KhanCross, Terrorists Mother Care (TMC)and Corpse Communalists for the last 40 years. Irresponsible and senseless Hindus are responsible for this. Until the Hindus are united, these anti nationals and looters (KhanCross, Terrorist Mother Care, and Communalists) cannot be eliminated from Waste Bengal and elsewhere.
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                Agni shiva
                Jan 6, 2016 at 1:58 pm
                Hi Swamy! You must be a pork eating muslim but carrying a Hindu name. Dont carry a kafir's name and you will get wrath of Allah and you may not get a chance to lick 72 vigins in the heaven as promised in the Koran. Comment under your own name
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                Agni shiva
                Jan 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm
                Hi Swamy! You must be a pork eating muslim but carrying a Hindu name. Dont carry a kafir's name and you will get wrath of Allah and you may not get a chance to lick 72 vigins in the heaven as promised in the Koran. Comment under your own name.
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