Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Debendra Nath Ray from Hemtabad was found hanging in front of a shop in Bengal’s North Dinajpur district on Monday morning.
The incident came to light after the locals spotted Ray hanging in front of a shop and they alerted the local police and immediately a team rushed to the spot and sent the body for post mortem examination.
Ray’s family members alleged a foul play and claimed that he was murdered and then hanged since his hands were tied. On Sunday night, he was called up by some unknown persons and since then he went missing, the family members added.
Demanding a high-level inquiry into the matter, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took to Twitter and said, “Political violence and vendetta @MamataOfficial shows no signs of abating. Death of Debendra Nath Roy, Hemtabad MLA-Uttar Dinajpur District, raises serious issues including allegations of murder. Need for thorough impartial probe to unravel the truth and blunt political violence.”