Why Mamata has rushed to say sorry to a college professor in Bengal
A professor in a college in Konnagar in West Bengal’s Hooghly district was pushed around and punched in the face and head this week after he tried to intercede on behalf of his students, who had been confined on the college premises and were compelled to raise slogans praising Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The attackers of the professor, Subrata Chatterjee, were allegedly members of the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad, the students’ wing of Mamata’s Trinamool Congress. Although the TMCP initially denied its involvement in the incident, Mamata rang up the professor on Thursday and assured him of action against the hoodlums. Local leaders of the TMCP and the local Trinamool MLA also apologised to the professor. Two former students of the college have been arrested.