The West Bengal police claimed to have solved the Murshidabad triple murder case. Police on Tuesday arrested the main accused for his alleged involvement in the crime, according to a senior police officer. Bandhu Prakash Pal, a 35-year-old teacher, his pregnant wife Beauty and 8-year-old son Angan were found dead in their house at Jiaganj in Murshidabad district on October 8.
Reports quoting Murshidabad Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar said that Utpal Behra, a mason by profession, has been arrested from Sagardighi's Sahapur area. According to police, Pal and his family were murdered by Behra over a conflict over unpaid dues.
According to police, Behra had paid money to Pal for two life insurance policies. While Pal had given receipt for the first policy, he did not give him the receipt for the second policy. For the last few weeks, Pal and Behra used to quarrel over this matter.
"Pal had even insulted him, following which Behra decided to kill him and his family," police said.
The triple murder took on political colour as BJP claimed that Pal was a RSS worker and targetted Mamata Banerjee government over the killings. However, family members of the victims had denied that he had affiliation with any party.
Denying any link between Pal and the RSS, the West Bengal Police had earlier said that it appeared to be a case of 'personal enmity'.
"The murder of three members of a family of Kanaiganj, Jiaganj police station area in Murshidabad, is a sad incident. The investigation was started just after the incident and two persons have been detained and are being examined. It has so far been found that the deceased person was working as an agent of some insurance and chain company and was in a serious financial crisis," the West Bengal Police had said in a statement.
"The CID has been asked to get associated with the investigation. Prima facie it seems to be a case of personal enmity and it has nothing to do with politics," the police statement had added.
"During the investigation and while examining several local witnesses, family members, friends, no one claimed his association with RSS. Even during the search of the house of the victim, no such document could be found that identified the deceased with any political party. His family members vehemently opposed and criticised media for such false propaganda," the police had stated further.
Meanwhile, a high-level BJP delegation comprising of Kailash Vijayvargiya, SS Ahluwalia and Mukul Roy will call on President Ram Nath Kovind today over Murshidabad triple murder case.