SDF party Vice President Binod Rai was injured in an attack on him on the morning was reportedly attacked by miscreants early morning in Namchi. SDF have alleged that the attackers were from the SKM party.
Rai, speaking to Sikkim Chronicle said that four masked men attacked him near his home, at around 6:30am during one of his morning routines.
SDF party have also stated in their press statement that Rai “was seriously injured when he was attacked with sharp weapons, rods and stones by four masked masked unidentified persons riding in a black Alto car.”
Sources from the police have said that more cadets from CRPF will be dispatched in Namchi, owing to the recurring act of violence that have been taking place in the district. An FIR has been lodged by Binod Rai at Namchi Police Station, and the case has been registered under sections 343, 341 and 34 of Indian Penal Code.
Meanwhile, sources from Namchi PS have suggested Rai to remain alert themselves before any such incident occur again in the future.
Binod Rai in his statement has blamed SKM party president and the current CM, PS Tamang stating that Tamang had incited his men to attack SDF party workers through his speech on February 04 during the foundation day of SKM party.
SDF party on the other hand via their statement said, “Ever since the SKM party came to power, the state’s peace system has completely collapsed. Law and order has become very weak. From opposition party leaders to activists, the lives of ordinary people are not safe. The ruling party continues to perpetuate organized terrorism through stone-pelting, rioting and deadly attacks.”
“This morning too, there was a fatal attack on SDF Party Vice President and former MLA Mr. Binod Rai. Another unfortunate act of fatal attack took place on Mr. Rai at Sorok hill in Namchi district at around 6.15 am this morning while he was going for a morning walk. Mr. Rai was seriously injured when he was attacked with sharp weapons, rods and stones by four masked masked unidentified persons riding in a black Alto car. Such a deadly attack in the early hours of the morning draws the SDF party’s strong condemnation, saying that gangsterism in the state has reached its peak. In addition, the party demands that the police administration should take timely action and arrest those attackers as soon as possible.” SDF’s statement said.
More on the story is being developed as the case is still under investigation.