Mamata Banerjee speaks with CPI(M) leaders on Left activist’s death, offers job to family

Moidul Islam was injured on Feb 11, and died today.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed grief over the death of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) activist Moidul Islam, who was injured in the Left’s February 11 Nabanna march and died this morning.

She said that she had spoken to CPI(M) leader Sujan Chakrabarty this morning on learning about the death, and a probe is on to find out the cause of the death. Banerjee also mentioned that she would offer a government job to one of his family members. “Every death is sad. I have asked the police to probe how it took place. We can offer a government job and help the family of the deceased,” the chief minister said at a press conference in Nabanna. She said that the family members did not know of Moidul’s hospitalisation for two days, and no police complaint had been filed to inform about the lathicharge causing the injury. “The post mortem will indicate the exact cause of death,” she said.

Moidul Islam had suffered renal failure, following which he died due to cardiac arrest, CPI(M) leader Dr Fuad Halim said under whose facility he was being treated.

Moidul Islam, a Left supporter who was part of the march to Nabanna, on February 11, died on Monday at a private hospital in Kolkata. The Left Front has alleged that he was injured in police lathicharge when their supporters were on their way to the state administrative headquarters that day, and he was subsequently admitted to a hospital in central Kolkata. Moidul Islam is a resident of Kotulpur in Bankura district.

[Cover picture: CPI(M) West Bengal Facebook page]

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