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Bengal CID takes over probe into poll official's death

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The of has taken up a probe into the mysterious death of a presiding in the Panchayat polls, a said on Thursday.

However, claimed that he was run over by a train.

Rajkumar Ray, presiding at a polling booth in Raiganj of district, went missing on Monday evening.

Roy's mutilated body was found near the eastern railway track at by the

His wife filed a police complaint suspecting foul play and alleging that her husband has been a victim of the poll violence, said a

"She believes that it is neither an accident nor suicide, her husband has been murdered for doing his duty honestly," the officer said.

The investigation was handed over to the CID after angry polling personnel demonstrated.

Banerjee told the media at the state secretariat Nabanna: "It was an accident. The of the train himself reported about the accident."

She announced that her government would extend help to Roy's family.

"His family will get compensation from the Railways. But we will also do something, after all, he was our officer who was on poll duty and died in an accident."

condoled Roy's death.

"My deepest condolences to the family members of May his Soul rest in Peace," he tweeted.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 20:54 IST