RSS man, his eight-months pregnant wife and eight-year-old son were found murdered at their house in Murshidabad, West Bengal. The National Commission for Women has slammed chief minister Mamata Banerjee and accused her government of giving shelter to culprits.
New Delhi: An RSS member, his eight-months pregnant wife and eight-year-old son were found in a pool of blood in his single-storey house at Kanaiganj-Lebutala in Murshidabad, West Bengal, in October.
RSS member 35-year-old Bondhu Gopal Pal, his wife Beauty and son were found dead. There were stab wounds on the bodies of all three, and cops also say that the child was strangulated with a towel.
The bodieas of father and son were found inside a room and the woman's body was found in another room.
Bondhu Gopal was a primary school teacher and it is said that some household articles were found strewn inside the house leading to suspicion that there was scuffle between the victims and the attackers.
RSS West Bengal secretary Jishnu Basu confirmed that Bondhu Gopal was an RSS member.
The incident did not come to light immediately. But when the family did not come out of the house even on the day of Vijayadashami festival, neighbours knocked on the door. There was no response but the door was locked from inside.
The neighbours informed the police who broke open the house only to find the family in a pool of blood.
The reason for murder is not known. BJP leaders including Sambit Patra have criticised the brutal murder and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.
NCW takes Mamata Banerjee to task
Reacting on the same, the National Commission for Women (NCW) too demanded immediate arrest of the culprits and also accused the Mamata Banerjee government of giving shelter to the accused.
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma wrote a letter to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee stating, "The commission is concerned with respect to this matter. The culprits must be arrested immediately and ensure swift and fair investigation in the matter."
"I have taken cognisance. After the incident, I do not know where these culprits vanish. The police do not take any action. Why are these kinds of political murders happening in West Bengal? Who are the culprits? There are so many questions that need to be answered by the state government and administration," Rekha Sharma said.
(With inputs from ANI)
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Last Updated Oct 10, 2019, 5:19 PM IST