An RSS worker, his pregnant wife and their minor son were found murdered at their residence in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district.
- Three members of a family, including an 8-year-old boy, found murdered in Murshidabad
- Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has claimed that Bondhu Pal, 35, had worked with them
- Bondhu Gopal Pal’s wife, Beauty, 30, was reportedly pregnant with their second child
A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker, his pregnant wife, and their eight-year-old son were on Wednesday found murdered in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district.
The bodies of Bondhu Gopal Pal, a 35-year-old primary school teacher, his wife Beauty, and son were found lying in a pool of blood inside their residence on Tuesday in Jiaganj area of the district, police said.
West Bengal RSS secretary Jishnu Basu told the news agency that the victim was an RSS worker who was recently associated with a ‘weekly milan’.
The incident came to light after neighbours did not see the family at the Vijayadashami celebrations. Worried, some of them, went to their home but found the door bolted from inside.
They informed the police which found the bodies lying in a pool of blood. Graphic photos and videos of the West Bengal family lying in a pool of blood flooded social media. BJP leader Sambit Patra also took to Twitter and tweeted photos and videos of the crime spot.
Terming the incident as gruesome, BJP’s Sambit Patra said, “Gruesome video 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!.”
India Today has, meanwhile, taken a conscious decision not to share sensitive images of the incident.
Reacting to the incident, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar said, “I am in deep pain. My heart is bleeding. What was in Murshidabad, a brutal murder took place, putting humanity to shame. A teacher, his pregnant wife and eight-year-old child were killed in a barbaric manner and there has been no response from the state machinery so far. This is a very, very serious reflection of the situation we are living in. I would urge the authority for a quick and real investigation.”