AGARTALA, April 19 � Expressing serious concern over the murder of suspended CPM leader�s wife Kalpana Das, Tripura Pradesh Mahila Congress on Sunday demanded capital punishment for the guilty persons.
�It�s a horrifying incident that Kalpana Das was brutally killed by her husband, who was a leading CPM leader and that�s why we want capital punishment for all those who have committed the heinous crime�, said Kalyani Roy, president of Tripura Mahila Congress Committee at a press conference here.
Roy said the killer husband, former Sabhadhipati of Paschim Tripura Zilla Parisad, Jiten Das is a very influential leader who can influence the investigation into the gruesome murder.
�We want the government to undertake trial of the case in the fast-track court for speedy justice. Besides, we also want the trial process should be ended keeping all the accused persons in jail keeping in mind of Jiten Das�s political influence�, she said.
Roy said the alleged mastermind � Jiten Das � claimed that Kalpana had committed suicide but later it turned into a murder case. �Sensing trouble, the CPM had to take action against the party leader for his alleged involvement in the murder case�, she said.
Around one month back, Kalpana, who was a teacher, met one of the Ministers of Left Front Government and revealed misdeeds of her husband Jiten Das but nobody knows if the Minister took any step against the leader, she alleged.
Jiten Das was suspended only to save the party image but not for justice to the victim. �He (Jiten) was a man of ill-repute since long. Inspite of his dirty background, the party had not taken any action against him before the gruesome murder�, she also alleged.
The 62 year-old woman was found in a pool of blood in her bed-room at Bridhinagar, near the capital town on April 16. Later, a murder case was lodged against the former CPM leader and three of his close relatives for their hand in the murder. All the suspected killers are in police remand for investigation.