BJP Worker Death Case: HC Instructs Second Post-Mortem


Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has directed officials to send the BJP worker’s
body for post-mortem once again as it wants to know that was he killed or did he
commit suicide.

Tapas Dey was a resident of West Midnapore’s Kanchaberia village under the
Anandapur police station. On August 4, he had gone out of his home in the wee
hours. After that his naked body was recovered, which was hanging from a tree. His
family has alleged that Tapas has been killed and then hung to the tree. A
complaint was also lodged in the police station.

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But the post-mortem reports stated that Tapas had committed suicide. Dissatisfied,
Tapas’ family complained to the local BJP authority. The family accused the police
of not investigating properly and trying to hide the incident due to pressure from
the ruling party.

The family, next, approached the court. On August 16, Tapas’ nephew Indrajit Dey
filed a case in the court where he accused the police of being inactive and also
appealed for another post-mortem.

The hearing was on Wednesday. Two lawyers of Indrajit, Firoz Edulji and Brajesh Jha
said that a conspiracy is working behind the incident. Tapas Dey was an active BJP
worker and hence was killed. They also accused the local TMC goons of carrying out
the murder in an attempt to give a lesson to the family.

They also informed the court that Indrajit was forced to marry a four-month-old
pregnant woman of the village. Post this, Tapas and his family were being
threatened by the TMC goons, as alleged. But the police did not take any step.

After this, Indrajit ran away from his home and filed a divorce case and appealed
for a DNA test in the Midnapore court. This news spread in the village soon. The
lawyers claimed that after this, on August 3, village heads Tapan Pandit, Ashish
Barik, Sanjit Barik, Ranajit Barik and others came to Tapas’ house. They
pressurised and threatened them to withdraw the case.

The next day, Tapas Dey’s body was found. At the end of the hearing, justice
Tapabrata Chakrabory instructed the SSKM super to post-mortem Tapas’ body once
again within three weeks. The body is presently kept at Midnapore Hospital.