Bengal BJP leader's death due to hanging: Post-mortem report
July 14, 2020  12:34
West Bengal BJP leader and Hemtabad MLA Debendra Nath Roy died due to hanging and no other injury mark was found on his body, according to the post-mortem report released on Tuesday. Ray's body was found hanging from the ceiling of a verandah outside a shuttered shop near his home in Bindal village in North Dinajpur district on Monday. 

The post-mortem report stated, "Death was due to hanging. No other injury was detected." 

The West Bengal Police said a suicide note was found in his shirt's pocket where he blamed two people for his death. Ray's family and the BJP, however, claimed he was "murdered by the TMC", a charge denied by the ruling party in the state. Ray's family members and the saffron party demanded a CBI inquiry into his death. Ray had won the Hemtabad (reserved) seat on a CPI(M) ticket in 2016 but later joined the BJP. He had, however, not quit his assembly seat. PTI

Image: A BJP delegation met West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar over the Dinajpur incident, yesterday. Pic: ANI
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