CID furnished the post-mortem report on Wednesday in the court of justice Tapabrata Chakraborty who is hearing a petition by Roy’s family for a CBI probe into his mysterious death in May. The report mentions eight injury marks on his face.
Roy was a teacher of Rahatpur High Madrasah at Domohona under Karandighi police station in North Dinajpur district. He was deployed for Panchayat election duty at a polling booth at Sonapur FP School in Itahar block on 14 May and went missing soon after the polling.
His mutilated dead body was found by the railway track near Raiganj the next day. The state government has been maintaining from day one that he committed suicide by jumping in front of a train. But the opposition parties and his family allege that he was abducted and murdered for standing up against Trinamool rigging the polls.
On pursuing the report, justice Chakraborty said that how it is possible that in a train mishap death, a man suffers injuries only on the face and his head, chest and other body parts remains intact. He then asked the CID to serve a copy of the post-mortem report to the family’s counsel Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya and adjourned the hearing till 8 August.
In his argument, Bhattacharya said that the administration is bent on probing this as a suicide and hence, the post-mortem process was not video-recorded properly. He demanded that the High Court should order a fresh post-mortem report of Roy’s corpse.
He also pointed out that the state government has given an employment to Roy’s widow and asked if it were a simple case of suicide, would the government have done the same.