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Murshidabad triple murder solved, say police

Police have claimed that they have “solved” the case of a triple murder in Murshidabad district with the arrest of one Utpal Behra, a mason.

Bandhu Prakash Pal, a 35-year-old school teacher, his wife and their child were found dead in their home about a week back.

Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar said Behera had deposited money in a savings scheme run by Pal. The latter had refused to give Behra a receipt for a part of the payment he had made. This led to a confrontation for a period of time and finally resulted in the murders, Mr. Kumar said.

The incident had acquired political overtones with the BJP and West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar hitting out at the Mamata Banerjee government and the RSS claiming that the teacher was its supporter. The victims’ family, however, insisted that Pal had no political affiliations.

The family members of both Pal and Behra have refused to accept the police version.

(With PTI inputs)

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