The mutilated body of a civic volunteer was recovered from a jute field by the police in the Bedarabad area under the Baishnabnagar police station in Malda today.
On their way to work, some villagers spotted the body of the man lying wounded and bleeding in the jute fields near the rural hospital in the area, it is learnt. The police later recovered the body and sent it to Malda Medical College morgue for post-mortem.
According to sources, the deceased has been identified as Bachchan Mandal, 25, of Mirzachak Chaipara area in ??Baishnabnagar.
“The body was found in the jute fields, barely 500 meters away from his house,” a local source said, adding that the deceased used to work under the ‘Village Police.’
“Basically, if there was any disturbance or unrest in the area, it was his job to look into it and inform the police,” the source added.
The deceaseds sister, Seema Mandal, said, “Bachchan had gone out on Sunday night after having dinner. But he did not return home at night. While eating dinner, his mobile phone kept ringing, and he left the house soon after that. Later, when we tried calling him, his mobile phone was switched off. We came to know of his death only this morning.”
Family members have demanded investigations and exemplary punishment for those who “killed” him.
Police at the Baishnabnagar police station said that the exact cause of the death would be known only after receiving the autopsy report. “Investigations have started and we are checking his mobile phone call records,” a police officer said.