The police on Tuesday arrested the main accused in the Murshidabad triple murder case for his alleged involvement in the crime, a senior police officer said.
Utpal Behra, a mason by profession, was arrested from Sagardighi’s Sahapur area of the district on Tuesday morning, Murshidabad Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar said.
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, when Durga Puja festivities were on.
According to police, Behra had paid money to Pal for two life insurance policies.
“Although Pal gave money 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,” police said.
Behra has confessed to the crime, the police claimed.
Political storm over killings
The gruesome Murshidabad triple murder took on a political colour with the BJP targeting the Mamata Banerjee government over the killings and its ideological mentor RSS claiming the teacher was their supporter.
West Bengal Governor Jadgdeep Dhankhar said the incident “put humanity to shame”, and castigated the state machinery for alleged lack of response.
However, Pal’s family denied any political such political affiliations. Irked by the political angles being given to the killings, family members of the victims, Bandhu Prakash Pal, denied that he had affiliation with any party. The deceased teacher’s mother also denied that Bandhu had any kind of direct involvement with any political organisation including the Sangh.
Even Kolkata Police investigation found that it was a case of personal enmity and had nothing to do with politics.
Source By Indiatoday