West Bengal: 'Depressed' father kills two daughters

Police suspect that the accused was mentally depressed over their financial condition and was worried about how to manage the girls' higher education and marriage.

Published: 05th November 2018 07:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th November 2018 07:57 PM   |  A+A-

death, murder,suicide

Image used for representational purpose only.

By Express News Service

KOLKATA: A depressed father, in Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal, killed his two daughters by slitting their throats on Sunday evening while his wife had gone out.

Fourteen-year-old Seema Das and ten-year-old Pooja Das wanted to have some chicken on Sunday evening and pleaded their mother Sagarika to get some from the market.

Accordingly, Sagarika went to the market to buy some chicken leaving behind her husband Biplab Das at the house to look after their daughters.

However, when she returned, she found her daughters lying in a pool of blood with deep gashes in their heads and their throats slit.

Her husband was nowhere to be found. Sagarika suspected that her husband had killed their daughters and absconded. Neighbours claimed that soon after Sagarika left, Biplab was seen pacing up and down the road in front of their house with a tensed look on his face.

After that, he left the house. Preliminary investigation revealed that Sagarika and Biplab had regular heated arguments over their poor financial condition and how to make their ends meet.

While Sagarika worked odd jobs, Biplab was running a small paper bag business. The two victims lived in their maternal uncle's house nearby.

Police suspect that the accused was mentally depressed over their financial condition and was worried about how to manage the girls' higher education and marriage.

Apart from the worries, police suspect that the regular arguments with his wife might have pushed the accused to commit the crime. The accused has been arrested after a night-long manhunt and the case is being investigated.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp