Senior BJP leader Debendra Nath Roy was found hanging near his home in Hemtabad area of North Dinajpur district on Monday morning. The reason for the death is being investigated.
BJP leader Rahul Sinha said, “We demand CBI inquiry into the killing of BJP MLA from Hemtabad, Debendra Nath Roy. Trinamool Congress is behind this killing and has made it look like a suicide. I request West Bengal CM to order CBI inquiry to find the truth behind the killing.”
BJP Bengal tweeted, “Body of Shri Debendra Nath Roy, 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 & then hung. His crime? He joined the BJP in 2019.”
“Roy was found hanging near a shop at Hemtabad area this (Monday) morning. We have started an investigation,” a senior district police officer said.
Sh Debendra Nath Ray BJP MLA Hemtabad, Uttar Dinajpur.
— Jyotirmay Singh Mahato (@JyotirmayBJP) July 13, 2020
Roy had contested and won the Hemtabad assembly segment—a reserved seat for Scheduled Castes—on a CPI (M) ticket but had switched over to the BJP last year after the Lok Sabha polls.