Autopsy report says West Bengal MLA Debendra Roy died by hanging

Shubhadeep Choudhury

Tribune News Service

Kolkata, July 14

Postmortem report of Debendra Roy (65), West Bengal MLA whose physique was discovered hanging from bamboo body supporting the prolonged tin roof of a store in a village market in Uttar Dinajpur district of the state on Monday, said that the harm on the MLA’s neck was “ante-mortem” in nature.

Speculation was rife that the Dalit legislator representing Henmtabad constituency might need been first murdered and the physique was then hung.

However, the postmortem report signed by Joydeep Khan, Senior Resident at Raiganj Government Medical College and Hospital, examined the ligature marks on the MLA’s neck and got here to the conclusion that the “death was due to effects of hanging”.

Besides the ligature mark on Roy’s neck, there was one other one on his left hand. One finish of the rope used for hanging was mounted to the left hand of the deceased MLA and the mark on the left hand above the knuckle was attributable to it.

Citing the postmortem report ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Derek O’Brien at this time mentioned the report conclusively proved that the demise was a case of suicide. Uttar Dinajpur district SP Sumit Kumar had earlier mentioned it was a case of suicide and claimed {that a} suicide be aware was discovered within the MLA’s pocket by which he mentioned two folks had been chargeable for his demise and gave their names.

The MLA’s spouse and different relations have, nonetheless, have trashed the police model.

West Bengal BJP leaders, together with union minister of state Babul Supriyo, Darjeeling MP Raju Bishth, Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta and BJP common secretary and the occasion’s West Bengal observer Kailash Vijayvargya, at this time additionally wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah stating that Roy’s demise was much like that of BJP activists Trilochan Mahato and Dulal Kumar who had been “murdered by hanging” in Purulia following the 2018 panchayat elections. The letter urged Shah to have Roy’s demise investigated by the CBI.

A 12-hour North Bengal bandh name at this time by BJP to press for CBI investigation into Roy’s demise evoked blended response. A BJP delegation led by Vijayvargya additionally offered a memorandum to President Ramnath Kovind at this time on the alleged sorry state of legislation and order state of affairs in West Bengal. The memorandum said that 105 BJP employees received killed within the state throughout final three years in political violence.

While Debendra Roy received the Assembly common elections in 2016 as a candidate of CPI(M), he later switched allegiance to BJP. He was making ready to contest from Hemtabad on BJP ticket when the Assembly polls are held subsequent 12 months.

West Bengal BJP leaders additionally met Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and urged him for a CBI investigation into Roy’s demise.

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