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Bengal BJP leader’s death due to hanging: post-mortem report

Kolkata: 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.

The BJP, however, refused to accept the report and demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident to bring out the truth. Roy’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 is due to hanging. No other injury is detected.”

The report also said the “death is due to the effects of hanging as noted above- antemortem in nature. Further information if any will be provided after receipt of the chemical examiner’s report”.

West Bengal police have said a suicide note was found in his shirt’s pocket where he blamed two people for his death.

West Bengal Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said the police, after going through pieces of circumstantial evidence and post-mortem report, suspect Roy killed himself.

“On the basis of the post-mortem report and on examining circumstantial evidence and version of the witnesses, the West Bengal police are prima facie of the opinion that this is a case of a suspected suicide,” he told reporters at the state secretariat.

A piece of paper or note purportedly written by the deceased found in the pocket of his shirt he was wearing at that time “names two persons, provides their photographs and mobile numbers”, the home secretary added.

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