Kolkata: In a shocking incident, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker along with his pregnant wife and their six-year-old son were found murdered in Murshidabad district of West Bengal on Wednesday .
The police discovered the bodies of RSS worker Bondhu Gopal Pal, his wife Beauty and son Angan Pal lying in a pool of blood inside their residence in Jiaganj area of the district. Reportedly, Bandhu Prakash also worked as a school teacher who worked in Gosaigram Sahapara Primary School.
According to locals, the Pal family had moved to Jiaganj around six years ago. The couple were reportedly expecting their second child.
The gruesome incident has invoked a sharp reaction from BJP leaders, who have taken to Twitter to criticise the state government accusing it of lawlessness in the state.
Terming the incident as gruesome, BJP’s Sambit Patra said, “This has shaken my conscience …a RSS worker Sh Bandhu Prakash Pal, his eight months pregnant wife & his kid were brutally slaughtered in West Bengal’s Murshidabad. Not a word by the liberals. Not a letter by 59 liberals to Mamata Nauseating Selectivism!”
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma slammed the state authorities for not doing anything to stop such incidents and has demanded a swift investigation into the matter.
Meanwhile, social media is abuzz with rumours that the murder of RSS worker and his family have a communal angle to it. Denying rumours, RSS state general secretary Jishnu Bose clarified that the murder does not have any political connection. He further said that the murdered worker had taken RSS membership drive a few days ago but the murder has no link with him being an RSS worker.
The police have begun their investigations and a case has been registered at Jiyaganj Police station. Though it’s not official, the police has pinned down two reasons for the crime and are exploring those angles currently:
1. There was a property dispute and the murdered RSS worker had taken huge loans and was getting threats.
2. He had problems with his wife, a diary has been found which mentions trouble between the husband and wife.
No arrests in the case has been made so far.