Follow Us:

Poll official death: CBI probe sought

Statesman News Service | Raiganj |

Teachers, government employees and social workers in North Dinajpur district have raised their voice in demand of CBI investigation on death of Rajkumar Roy, a presiding officer whose body was mutilated recently amid the poll violence in Raiganj, North Dinajpur district.

Demanding CBI inquiry people have started forming public opinions in the social media like WhatsApp and Facebook. The mother of the deceased, Annada Roy, a resident of Kanti vita village in Phansideoa block of Siliguri has also demanded a CBI inquiry on the death of his son.

The case is being currently probed by CID officials. It may be recalled her that Mr Roy was appointed as a presiding officer at booth no – 48 at Sonarpur FP school in Itahar. He mysteriously went missing from the booth on the Election Day night, i.e., 14 May.

His body was later found near a railway track in Sonadangi in Raiganj around 20 kilometers away from his booth the next day. According to locals they had first noticed him drinking tea at around 8 pm on the Election Day in a nearby tea stall. They claimed that he was busy on his mobile phone for a long time.

Since then he went missing. Police meanwhile claimed the incident ‘an accident.’ However, teachers and government employees in the region claimed it a murder by antisocial.

Demanding arrest of the criminals the next morning, i.e. 15 May, people blocked both the national highway-34 in Raiganj and national highway-31 in Islampur for more than ten hours. The district administration then handed over the case to the CID. CID officials are presently investigating the case.

The mother of the deceased presiding officer, Annada Roy, said, “My son was an honest person. He is not a man who would commit suicide. He was murdered by miscreants. We demand CBI inquiry on his death.”

A section of teachers from Raiganj who do not want to disclose their names said, “Rajkumar Roy was murdered by antisocial. We want to know the real fact behind his killing. Only CBI will be able to unveil the truth behind his death. We are signing petitions on he social media to get support for a CBI inquiry on his death.” The District Magistrate, North Dinajpur, Aiyesha Rani claimed that the matter is being investigated seriously by CID officials.