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BJP Leader Shot Dead in Tripura’s Manikpur, Police Launch Combing Operation to Nab Assailants

In a shocking incident, a leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura, Kripa Ranjan Chakma, was gunned down on Saturday by unidentified gunmen, the police said, adding that a combing operation has been launched to nab the assailants.

The police said that two to three assailants with arms attacked the house of the 35-year-old BJP leader in Manikpur in Dhalai district in the wee hours of Saturday and shot the tribal leader who died on the spot.

A large contingent of security forces led by senior officers has launched a search operation in the tribal dominated area to nab the attackers. A local suspect has been detained in connection with the incident.

The BJP has termed the incident as a “political conspiracy” ahead of the elections to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council, a politically important constitutional body.

“It is very shocking that Kripa Ranjan Chakma has been killed. He was a very pro-active and dedicated person who worked for the welfare and development of the tribals,” BJP spokesman Nabendu Bhattacharjee said.

Chakma was politically active since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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