Maldah: In another heinous crime, the wife of a local panchayat leader in Maldah was found dead with several injury marks over her body on Saturday night, said police. The incident took place in Maldah’s Gangaprasad area under Kaliachowk police station.
The deceased has been identified as Asha Rajak (51) was the wife of former Congress panchayat head Dhiren Rajak was missing since Saturday evening and was later found by locals in a field dead with cloths tattered.
Police reached the area and sent the body to Maldah Medical College for postmortem, and registered a case of rape and murder. The victim’s husband Dhiren has alleged that his wife has been raped and murdered.
Congress district president of Maldah Sabina Isamin condemned the incident and threatened to launch a protest if the culprits are not arrested within 24 hours.