Man accused of raping daughter hacks his wife to death at Assam court complex

Around nine months ago, the victim had filed a case against the accused alleging that he had raped their 13-year-old daughter. Subsequently, he was arrested and sent to a jail.

Published: 15th June 2018 09:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th June 2018 01:31 AM   |  A+A-

murder, stabbing, knife attack

Representational Image

Express News Service

GUWAHATI: A rape accused hacked his wife, who had indicted him of raping their minor daughter, to death at the premises of an Assam court on Friday.

The incident was reported from the district and sessions court in Upper Assam's Dibrugarh. Purno Nahar Deka, 35, from Joypur area in Dibrugarh district was arrested.

"Reeta Nahar Deka, 28, had come to the court in connection with the hearing of the rape case and was waiting outside the courtroom at a veranda. Suddenly, the accused attacked her on the neck with a ‘kotari’ (knife-like weapon). The profusely-bleeding woman was rushed to the Assam Medical College and Hospital but she succumbed to her injuries," inspector Siddeswar Bora told TNIE.

Around nine months ago, Reeta had filed a case against Purno that he had raped their 13-year-old daughter. Subsequently, he was arrested and sent to a jail. He was out of jail on bail but he did not go home.

"The accused told us that he was angry that Reeta had levelled a false charge of rape against him. He was also angry that she did not visit him when he was languishing in jail," the police officer said.

The accused would be produced in a court on Saturday following medical examination, he added.


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 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 are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of 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. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp