Kolkata, July 13 (HS) BJP MLA from Hemtabad, North Dinajpur district of West Bengal, Debendra Nath Roy, was found hanging in Bindal village near his village home on Monday (July 13) morning. Family members of the MLA and the locals claim that he has been murdered and hanged later.
On Monday morning, when locals saw the body of Roy, they immediately informed the police. The body has been sent to Raigunj hospital for post mortem. police said the cause of death will be ascertained after post mortem.
“Body of Shri Debendra Nath Ray, BJP MLA from Hemtabad, a reserved seat, in Uttar Dinajpur, was found hanging like this in Bindal, near his village home. People are of the clear opinion that he was first killed and then hung. His crime? He joined the BJP in 2019,” said West Bengal BJP in a tweet. BJP is accusing TMC for political kilings.
Roy was earlier a CPI(M) MLA but had changed camps and joined BJP in 2019. BJP sources said that he was certain to get ticket from Hemtabad in the 2021 assembly elections. The Trinamool knew that they would not be able to win from this seat, hence they killed him. TMC has not commented on the incident.