Villagers stop WB BJP chief to meet slain boy’s family after stopping him initially

    Suri (WB), Sep 22 (PTI) The BJP’s West Bengal president Sukanta Majumdar was on Thursday stopped by villagers when he was going to meet the family members of a five-year-old boy whose decomposed body was found at a neighbour’s house in a village in Birbhum district.
    However, they later allowed him and a few other party leaders to visit the family.
    “The ruling Trinamool Congress is behind those who tried to stop us. They do not want the truth to come out,” Majumdar, an MP, said.
    Earlier, saffron party leaders reached the entry point of Moldanga village in a rally when they were prevented from entering by locals. There was a heated exchange of words between the two sides in front of policemen.
    Meanwhile, West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights Chairperson Sudeshna Roy also visited the family of the boy.
    She spoke to the parents of the boy and the villagers.
    “There are no words to condemn what had happened. I understand the state of mind of the parents who lost their child," Roy said.
    The five-year-old boy had gone missing on Sunday from Moldanga village under Santiniketan police station. His body was found on the rooftop of his neighbour's house on Tuesday after the locals informed the police that a fetid smell was emanating from the house.
    The incident rocked the West Bengal Assembly on Tuesday when BJP members demanded a CBI probe into the incident. PTI COR

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