Kolkata, October 15: The West Bengal Police on Tuesday claimed to have solved the Murshidabad triple murder case by arresting the prime accused. Three members of a family, including an 8-year-old child, was found killed in the Jiaganj area of West Bengal's Murshidabad district. The accused, identified as Utpal Behrah, has confessed to his crime, police said. Candlelight March Held to Demand Justice in Murshidabad Triple Murder Case.
Ruling out any political angle in the triple murder, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar said that it was a case of personal enmity over a financial dispute. "During the investigation, it has been found that there was some financial dispute between him (Utpal Behrah) and the victim (Bandhuprakash Pal) over the purchase of a PNB MetLife policy," the SP told news agency ANI. TMC Leader Chatterjee Hits out at WB Governor for His Comments on Murshidabad Triple Murder.
Three members of the family - Bandhuprakash Pal, his wife Beauty and their eight-year-old son Angan - were found murdered in their home at Jiaganj on October 8. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) claimed that Bandhuprakash had been attending RSS' weekly programme Milan over the past few months.
The killings triggered slugfest between West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC). While the Governor last week condemned the incident as dastardly and barbaric, the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led party gave a strong counter alleging that Dhankhar was 'transgressing his constitutional jurisdiction'.
Famed filmmaker Aparna Sen described the brutal murders as "shame" for the people of the state and asked Mamata Banerjee to ensure the perpetrators were brought to justice. The victims were apparently hacked to death and their bodies lay in a pool of blood.