Published On: Sun, Jun 7th, 2020

Bengal Security Adviser’s ex-wife, mother-in-law found dead

New Delhi: West Bengal Security Adviser Surajit Kar Purkayastha’s ex-wife and her mother were found dead at their residence in Salt Lake on Sunday, police said.

West Bengal Security Adviser Surajit Kar Purkayastha

Their bodies were found in separate rooms at their house in BE block under the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate.

Purkayastha, former West Bengal DGP, could not be contacted for comment. “The two women were sick for quite sometime, but the cause of their death is yet to be ascertained,” a senior police officer said.

As part of routine, tests will be conducted to determine whether they had contracted COVID-19, he said.

The bodies have been sent for autopsy and the building is being sanitised, the officer said.



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