CPI Leader Fago Tanti Killed By BJP-Backed Criminals in Begusarai

A CPI(ML) District Committee enquiry team visited the home of martyred CPI Comrade Fago Tanti in Mahaji Tola, Ramdiri, Begusarai District. The team comprised District Secretary Comrade Diwakar, Comrade Chandradev Verma, Comrade Baiju Singh, Comrade Deepak Sinha and Comrade Rajesh Shrivastava, who met and spoke with members of the bereaved family.

Fago Tanti was a fearless and spirited leader. He was a landless worker. He was beaten to death by criminals associated with the ruling BJP because of political vendetta in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Atrocities on dalits have increased not just in Begusarai but across the entire State of Uttar Pradesh. Recently, the hutments of hundreds of dalits associated with the CPI(ML) in Bank village were razed to the ground by the police-feudal-criminal nexus. A case in this matter is pending in the court.

Two dalit CPI(ML) leaders were killed in S Kamal and the guilty in that case was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. ML leader Garo Paswan was killed in Cheriyabariyarpur last year.

The CPI(ML) condemns the heinous killing of Comrade Fago Tanti and will organise protests against this atrocity.