NEW DELHI: To investigate the rape and death of a minor girl in West Bengal's Hanskhali, the BJP has formed a five-member fact-finding commission.
Arun Singh, the BJP's national general secretary, said in a statement, "National President Jagat Prakash Nadda has appointed a five-member fact-finding committee to travel to Hanskhali, Nadia, West Bengal, to investigate the rape and murder of a juvenile girl. The committee will deliver its report as soon as possible."
Rekha Verma, a Lok Sabha member and national vice president, Baby Rani Maurya, a cabinet minister in the Uttar Pradesh government, Vanathi Srinivasan, a member of the Tamil Nadu Assembly and the nation president of the party's women wing, Kushbu Sunder, a special invitee to the national executive committee, and Sreerupa Mitra Choudhury, MLA West Bengal, are among the members of the committee.
The rape of a minor girl, who later died, became even more contentious on Monday afternoon when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee added a 'love-angle' twist to the case.
The chief minister mentioned the minor's rape in connection with which Brajagopal Goyal, son of a local panchayet member, Samar Goyal, was arrested by the police on Sunday at the inauguration of the revamped Milan Mela, a permanent fair ground opposite the Science City at the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass in Kolkata on Monday afternoon.