Former Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb's ancestral home was attacked by a group of unidentified men on Tuesday evening in Udaipur in the Gomati district, Tripura.
According to media reports, the attack was allegedly carried out by CPI(M)-backed goons a day ahead of rituals held every year in the memory of Biplab Deb's father, Hirudhan Deb.
The incident occurred at a time when a group of priests arrived at Deb's residence at Rajdhanagar in Jamjuri area of Udaipur. The priests came to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP's residence to perform a Yajna in the annual Shradh ceremony of Deb's father.
According to media reports, the men attacked the priests and vandalised their cars. The locals soon came to their rescue, following which the goons fled.
"I came to visit Maa Tripura Sundari temple. Here I came on instructions of our Gurudev ji to overlook the preparations of the Yagna to be performed on Wednesday. Suddenly a mob came they attacked me and vandalised my vehicle. They shouted either there will be CPI(M) or none," said Jitendra Kaushik, whose vehicle was damaged, reports ANI.
No one was in the house when it was attacked and no casualties have been reported so far.
Local people started a protest over the incident. Meanwhile, Sub Divisional Police Officer Nirupam Debbarma and Additional Superintendent of Police Debanjana Roy rushed to the spot to tackle the situation.