Malda(WB), Apr 4 (PTI) The body of a CPI(M) leader was today found from a mango orchard in the Nahatta area of Englishbazar in Malda district, the police said.
Anisur Rehman (55), a resident of Babupur village had gone to the local mosque last evening to pray and never returned home, the police said adding, the villagers today found his body lying inside a mango orchard not far from his home.
Rehman was also a former member of the Nahatta gram panchayat and his family members alleged that he was murdered.
Soon after the news of his death spread, villagers gathered in the area and started protesting. They also prevented the police from taking Rehman’s body for post-mortem.
The police later on took the body for post-mortem after a large police contingent arrived from Englishbazar, a senior district police officer said adding, investigations were on.
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