New Delhi: Debendra Nath Ray, BJP MLA from Hemtabad, North Dinajpur district of West Bengal, was found hanging in Bindal village near his village home on Monday. Family members of the MLA has alleged that Ray has been killed and hanged later. The body has been sent for post-mortem examination. Also Read - Ahead of Submarine Cable Project Launch in Andamans, PM Modi Says it Will Transform The Islands

“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. Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput's Family Friend Alleges Mahesh Bhatt Guided Rhea Chakraborty to Take SSR to Doctor

Prati Burman, Ray’s daughter in law echoed similar remarks. She said,“People killed him, he was found hanging. There was enmity, he was called at 1:30 am from the house. He was at home. I think he was killed. We don’t know who called him. We want the perpetrators to be hung. He was called before, but this time they killed him,” said .

“He was here at night at the tea stall. He had come to take his signature after which he went home. After that around 1:00 am, a mototcycle went past the house, everyone was asleep. He told my aunt, he will be back. But he did not come back all night. Then I came here and saw this horrific sight. I think miscreants killed and hung him. He was a running MLA. We want a CBI enquiry,” said Jitesh Chandra Rai, Ray’s nephew. Also Read - West Bengal Decides to Allow International Charter Flights From Tomorrow, No Nod to VBM Flights Yet