Even a TMC supporter and Hindu businessman is being brutally murdered by the Islamic goons in West Bengal for his inclination to Hindu organisations and declining donations to Islamic hoards. Mr. Kartik Chandra Methia (43 yrs), a successful Hindu businessman and a well acclaimed supporter of Local TMC (Trinamul Congress, the ruling party of West Bengal) was shot dead from point blank range and chopped with swords to ensure his death by suspected Islamic perpetrators in the late evening of March 29, 2014. The gory killing of Mr Methia took place inside the confectionery ‘Rwitika Sweets’ located at Jagannathpur junction of Sahararhat Market on Falta road within the jurisdiction of Falta PS in the district of South 24 Paraganas in southern West Bengal. It was known that a team of six or seven miscreants riding motorbikes entered the confectionery shops in two groups one after another. They also ordered some sweets and curds (yogurts) to consume. But, all on a sudden they attacked Mr Methia with gun-shot and started chopping with swords repeatedly to be sanguine of the murder. The suspected perpetrators came from a Muslim majority village named Sonakopa in close proximity, as reported by the local witnesses. The ghastly incident took place in front of the workers of the confectionery and a few customers present in the nearby shops. They were too afraid and startled to raise any alarm even and to thwart any such approach, a few bombs were also hurled for the success of the well planned operation. Three sharpened weapons were also recovered from the spot.
The deceased Kartik Chandra Methia was known as a social worker in his locality and had good relations with various social and political organizations. Apart from that he also maintained his faith on various Hindu Organisations like Bharat Sevashran Sangha, Goudiya Mission, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and used to donate various rural Hindu functions and various social welfare activities. He was also the Secretary of Sahararhat Businessmen’s Association. Mr. Methia was a extraordinary man with profound courage who stood as a stonewall before Islamic expansionism in the locality. It has been known that Mr. Methia opposed an Islamic ‘Jalsa’ in a ground traditionally maintained as ‘Rash Math’ in the locality, where local Muslims reportedly were trying to build a mosque. As the Jamaat-e-Islami supporters were failed to erect any Mosque in the Hindu place of ‘Rash Math’ due to resistance of local Hindu mass led by Kartik Chandra Methia, the perpetrators were supposed to have a plan to clear the main hurdles for their Islamic goal. Mr Methia has left his widowed wife, three daughters and other members of the bereaved family.
Following the unbelievable murder of Mr. Methia, the entire area was overwhelmed with anguish and anger against the inaction and failure of the local administration to nab the murderers yet. A large number of protesting people blocked the Falta Main Road, as a mark of their demand to arrest and punish the perpetrators immediately. As a matter of fact two adjacent police stations viz Ramnagar PS and Falta PS are failed to provide safety and security to the local Hindu residents as allegedly keep relations with Muslim gang leaders connected with various anti social activities including illegal cow trading, arms trading, women trafficking etc. all against Hindus’ interest. Actually, Hindus have lost all confidence on police officials, especially on Sakir Ali – DSP and two Inspectors-in-Charge of Falta and Rammagar PS. It has been learnt that these two police officers have alleged connections with the local criminals, especially with those from the Muslim majority village of Sonakopa. The Hindu protestors raised slogans against police administration for playing an anti Hindu role, only to favour with the Islamic hooliganism in the area. Mrs. Moumita Saha, SDO of Diamond Harbour reached the spot and assured all possible efforts for making immediate arrest and staunch action against the perpetrators.
The mortal body of deceased Kartik Methia was cremated on Sunday night as per Hindu rituals at Sarswati Burning Ghat at Falta under police protection when the protesters lifted their agitation after getting the assurance of arrest of the perpetrators within three days by the police agencies.
Hundreds of BJP activists led by Amaresh Mukherjee, Nitish Mondal and Abhijit Das offered floral writhe to the mortal body of Mr Methia and conveyed deep condolence to the bereaved family.
The shopkeepers of Sahararhat kept their shops closed on Sunday as mark of mourning for the untimely death of their friend in need.
Sri Amaresh Mukherjee, an educationist and a senior key person of Falta Literature Association narrates the entire matter as a pre-election violence as the public says that the deceased person denied to give any donation to any political party connected with Muslim appeasements. It is heard that Mr Methia had a rough altercation with some Muslims in the last week over the issue of wearing Muslim dress and keeping unusual relations with Muslim leaders by the present CM of West Bengal, Miss Mamata Banerjee. Those Muslims came to the confectionery shop of Mr Methia to get donation for an Islamic jalsa. Mr. Methia refused them in a straight way.
Though whole situation is grief stricken, the Hindu wrath can strike hard at any moment if the police and administration are found more callous and impotent. The locales apprehend that some Islamic agencies are distributing both money and arms to strengthen the Islamic environs so that the Hindus can be evicted from their homes and hearths from Falta and Diamond Harbour -II Block. The Hindus of nearby Magrahat – II Block have already become a pity minority and the Hindus of Blocks like Magrahat – I (Usthi) and Diamond Harbour – I, are fighting hard to retain their slight majority against the Islamic expansionism yet. The ruling parties in West Bengal have been always extending their favours to the Muslims to gain from Muslim Vote Bank.
As already said, Kartick Chandra Methia was both a successful businessman and popular for this gentility in the environs. He also had god relations with various social organizations and also used to participate in social activities with zeal. He has left three daughters and other members of the grief-stricken family. Following the murder, the entire area is overwhelmed with anguishes and also anger against the administration’s failure to nab the felons yet. A large number of people blocked off the Falta Main Road, as a mark of protest. Even if police have pledged to take the criminals into custody soon, Hindus in the area have lost confidence on police officials, especially Sakir Ali – DSP and Sudip Singh – Officer-in-Charge. It has been learnt from them, these two police officers have affability to local criminals, especially with those from the village of Sonakopa. The grievance of Hindus is excessively high now and the administration has failed to reduce the tension. The presence of Mrs. Moumita Saha, SDO of Diamond Harbor, has also failed to calm protestors in throngs down.
Some people have been found to state that the CCTV in the shop of slain Kartick Chandra Methia can be a good weapon to solve the conundrum. However, the administration has not taken this closed-circuit television into consideration up till now. What appalls local police and its high-profile bosses then? Sources assert that the reign of notorious Salim (crime kingpin in the Left Front regime) is in full swing in the present regime still and knowing this all, police has lost the confidence to initiate a positive investigation even. The message, it is being averred by locals time and again, is comprehended by all easily – if the criminal is from the minority community, clemency should be the only way of communication to him.
And this is nothing unusual now. Only a few days back, Sudip Banerjee, Lok Sabha candidate of Trinamool Congress for North Kolkata constituency, held a rally of minority workers of the party at Mohammed Ali Park in Kolkata amidst well-known Muslim individuals of the state. There, he heralded the entire community as kingmaker of India and hence, he sought kind assistance of these kingmakers for his own victory.