Slain student leader’s brother stabbed at home in Bengal | India News


HOWRAH: The brother of Bengal student leader Anis Khan, whose mysterious death in February this year had sparked widespread protests, was stabbed and his wife attacked at their home in Howrah’s Amta early Saturday. Salman is the prime witness in the Anis case and has recorded court statements purportedly against the police claim that his brother died after an “accidental fall” from a roof.
Salman and his wife alleged the perpetrators were from the governing Trinamool and that police had not provided them security despite complaints about earlier attacks and threats.
According to Salman, the attackers stabbed him in the head, shoulder and hands after barging into his house and turned on his wife when she rushed out of the washroom hearing his screams.
“Local TMC men led the attack on me. I wouldn’t have survived if my wife hadn’t been there,” Salman said from his bed in Uluberia hospital.
Minister and Trinamool’s Howrah district president Arup Roy condemned the attack but maintained no one from his party was involved.
Left student and youth organisations SFI and DYFI have planned demonstrations outside the Amta police station on Sunday.


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