The controversy over the demise of a 16-year-old woman in north Bengal that led to violent clashes between folks of her village and the police on Sunday took an surprising activate Monday after the police fished out the physique of a youth from a pond, not removed from the place the woman’s physique was discovered.
The boy’s mom, a resident of North Dinajpur district, confirmed the 2 have been recognized to one another as they have been each class 10 college students who simply handed their board exams.
She denied they have been in a relationship however blamed the woman’s household for her son’s demise. The woman’s father, in his police criticism, had named the boy and accused him of masterminding her alleged gangrape and homicide.
The police, which had mentioned on Sunday that the woman’s postmorten report didn’t point out any assault and that her demise was as a consequence of poison, tweeted on Monday night to verify that the physique of the youth had been present in a pond close to the place of incidence of the woman’s demise.
“Police is investigating both the cases and looking into all possible aspects of the incident including social ostracism, parental pressure and role played by some persons in hiding, misleading and diverting the attention from the actual incident,” West Bengal Police tweeted.
Sensing tensions may take a flip for the more serious, senior Trinamool leaders rushed to the village the place the 2 deaths had taken place.
Ministers Gautam Deb, Gholam Rabbani and Rajya Sabha MP Mausam Noor have been on the spot.
They met households of each woman and boy and guaranteed them justice.
BJP leaders and get together employees had reached the Islampur hospital on Monday morning the place the autopsy was carried out. They mentioned the woman’s uncle was a member of the get together and wished to escort the woman’s physique residence however have been dissuaded by police.
“The body of a young man has been found there this morning. Tensions are high. We urge you not to go,” a senior policeman instructed BJP chief Raju Banerjee and get together MP Nisith Pramanik. The police organized a hearse to ship the woman’s physique residence.
“We don’t know anything about the body of a youth found in the village,” mentioned Raju Banerjee, normal secretary, BJP Bengal. “All we had wanted is justice for the girl and punishment for culprits responsible. Who knows what story Mamata Banerjee and her police will now spin,” he added.
Scores of individuals had gathered on the spot the place the boy’s physique was discovered. Police needed to disperse the gang earlier than they might retrieve the physique. The woman’s physique was cremated at one other location. Trinamool politicians arrived on the village after the cremation. A lot of folks gathered at each the boy’s home and the women throughout their interplay with the households.