A young Bengali actor and his friend were allegedly thrashed by a group of Trinamul Congress workers in Garia on Friday night.
Kolkata: A young Bengali actor and his friend were allegedly thrashed by a group of Trinamul Congress workers in Garia on Friday night. At around 10.15 the actor: Sayak Chakraborty and his friend went to Garia Bazar riding a scooty. He parked his two-wheeler near an auto-rickshaw stand to go for buying items. When the actor returned with his friend to ride back home, they were surrounded by a group of auto rickshaw drivers who objected to him about the parking of his two-wheeler near the auto stand. An altercation broke between two sides.
Suddenly Gopal Singha, a local Trinamul strongman and a member of Garia Bazar Committee, rushed to the spot with his aides.
He first slapped the actor. Armed with bamboo poles his followers then beat Sayak and his friend leaving them injured.
Some auto drivers were also injured. Managing to escape somehow Sayak went live on Facebook showing his attackers. He also posted their photos on his account. He and his friend were treated at Baghajatin State General Hospital after the locals took them there.
They later lodged a complaint at Sonarpur police station. Gopal was arrested by the police after midnight.
He is known to be a follower of local Trinamul councillor Bibhas Mukherjee.