Burdwan district police on Wednesday did not allow Babul Supriyo, Union minister of state for urban development, to enter Jamuria from where the body of a minor girl was recovered on Tuesday.
Tension gripped the area from Wednesday morning after a clash broke out between the police and some local residents, who claimed that the girl was raped and murdered. Police resorted to lathicharge to pacify the mob. The situation turned so hostile that the senior police officers too rushed to the spot.
Police had to impose section 144 of CrPC to bring the situation under control. When Asansol MP Supriyo was entering the village on Wednesday morning along with his party workers, police stopped him near Nimdanga. Supriyo engaged into an altercation with the police officers when they stopped his vehicle.
Police urged him saying that section 144 was imposed in the area and hence they would not allow him to enter the village where the victim used to live.
Siddhinath Gupta, Commissioner of Police, Asansol-Durgapur commisionerate said he and other senior police officers had requested the Union minister not to enter Jamuria as section 144 CR PC was on there but he did not pay heed.
But Supriyo said he will visit the place and talk to the family members of the victim as the area falls under the jurisdiction of his parliamentary constituency. He later walked around 5 km along the Jamuria Bypass and reached the house of the victim and talked to her family members.
Meanwhile, police have started an inquiry into the death case.
Police found multiple injuries on her bodies. According to preliminary investigation, police suspect that she might have been subjected to physical assault and later killed.
Raids were being conducted to arrest the culprits. The police were awaiting the post-mortem report.
The 14 year-old girl’s body was found in an illegal coal mine, three days after she went missing. Locals and BJP members had demonstrated demanding immediate arrest of the culprit.