Uproar over gruesome triple murder in West Bengal’s Murshidabad

Kolkata: The horrific murder of a 35-year-old teacher Bondhu Gopal Pal, his pregnant wife and their eight-year-old son in West Bengal’s Murshidabad area has created a huge uproar, with leaders across parties condemning the dastardly act.

The Lok Sabha MP and president of AIMIM, Asaduddin Owaisi, while condemning the brutal murder of the primary school teacher Bondhu Gopal, called for the highest level of punishment for the culprits. He tweeted, “It’s essential that @MamataOfficial ensures that the culprits see the highest possible punishment for this dastardly crime. We’ll always oppose RSS’s ideology & actions but it can never be a ground for such barbaric violence. Rule of Law cannot be ignored.

The gruesome murder of Bondhu along with his wife and child has now taken a political colour with the RSS claiming the deceased (Bondhu) to be one of their Karyakartas (worker).

The local body of the RSS led a rally against the brutal triple murder. Meanwhile, the state BJP hit out at Mamata Banerjee’s government over the law & order situation in Bengal.

West Bengal BJP president and MP Dilip Ghosh said, “Violence is rising at an alarming rate in Paschim Bongo (West Bengal). The brutal murder of an entire family of a teacher, his pregnant wife and an innocent child has sent ripples across the society. The police are yet to apprehend the guilty and their inefficiency is truly appalling.
Meanwhile, National Secretary of BJP Rahul Sinha termed the current situation as ‘Jungle Raj’ in Bengal.

“The triple murder of a family in the Murshidabad area is absolutely condemnable. This clearly shows that there is no law and order situation in Bengal, there is an absolute Jungle Raj in the state.”Mamata Banerjee has failed as a minister and she has no right to stay in power,” Sinha added further.

“I am shocked and pained at the inhuman brutal killing of a school teacher, his wife and his son in Murshidabad district. This is a critical reflection of the state of affairs and the law and order of West Bengal,” the Governor said.

The West Bengal Governor has also sought a report from the State Government on an urgent basis.

NCW TAKES SUO-MOTO COGNIZANCE

Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken Suo-motu cognizance of the matter and has written to Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee. A copy of the same has also been sent to the DGP, West Bengal, to investigate the matter on priority.

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Bhartendhu Sharma

A journalist by profession who has been into reporting from four years. Bhartendu Sharma has worked across all the three mediums -- Online, Print and Television. Previously, he has worked with PageScoop media (a Delhi-based website). Later, Bhartendu moved to Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, where he covered many national and International sports tournament. While at DC, he also went to Singapore to cover UFC bout.

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