Nandigram: Women allege stripping by CPM cadres

via published on May 6, 2008

NANDIGRAM: Three women activists of Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Commitee today claimed they were beaten up and stripped by CPM cadres in Nandigram for refusing to support the Marxists in the ensuing panchayat polls.

Malati Das, Krishna Das and Tulsi Das of Simulkundu village claimed that they have filed a complaint but the Nandigram police refused to comment.

When contacted, Superintendent of Police of East Midnapore S Panda said that he had no information on the matter and that the Nandigram police station could only say anything.

The women alleged that around 40-50 CPM cadres, led by Mamata Das, came to their houses on Monday.

“The CPM cadres told us that we should vote for their party in the panchayat polls. When we refused to oblige, they started beating us. They even snatched the voter’s identity cards,” they alleged.
“They then started stripping our clothes. We ran for around one km without any clothes to escape from their clutches,” they claimed.

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