Barnali Goswami

Agartala, Feb 15: Tripura Women’s Commission chairperson Barnali Goswami was physically assaulted allegedly by BJP workers, including some elected councillors, at Dharmanagar in north Tripura on Tuesday.

Goswami, herself a senior BJP leader, filed an FIR against her attackers with the police and also informed Chief Minister Manik Saha, and the returning officer of the Dharmanagar Assembly constituency.

According to reports, around 200 women and a few men attacked her when she went to meet a neighbour adjacent to her home.

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Goswami indicated that Tripura Assembly Deputy Speaker Biswa Bandhu Sen, the BJP candidate in the Dharmanagar Assembly constituency, backed the attackers to assault her.

The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in Tripura has imposed section 144 CrPC from Tuesday at 10:00 PM that will continue till 6:00 AM on February 17.

Elections to the 60-member assembly of the northeastern state of Tripura will be held on 16 February. The counting of votes will take place on 2 March.