Bengal BJP MLA Debendra Nath Ray Found Hanging
GUWAHATI: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA in West Bengal was found hanging in an open verandah outside a shop in North Dinajpur district on July 13.
His body was found hanging in a market which was about one kilometre away from his home.
The BJP has claimed the MLA was murdered. BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said in a tweet, "No end to the killing of BJP leaders in Bengal. The BJP MLA who had left the TMC has been murdered. Was it because he joined the BJP?"
"Ray was found hanging near a shop at Hemtabad area this (Monday) morning. We have started an investigation," news agency PTI quoted a senior district police officer as saying.
Debendra Nath Ray had contested and won the Hemtabad assembly segment - a reserved seat for Scheduled Castes - on a CPM ticket backed by the Congress in 2016 but had switched over to the BJP last year after the Lok Sabha election.