Assam: Man accused of raping his daughter kills wife in court

The accused was in jail for about nine months in relation to the case of alleged rape of his daughter before coming out on bail a few days ago.

Published: 16th June 2018 12:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th June 2018 12:22 PM   |  A+A-


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GUWAHATI: A man, accused of raping his daughter, has killed his wife inside the Dibrugarh district and sessions court premises by slitting her throat, police said.

People at the court premises immediately overpowered the accused, Purna Nahar Deka, and handed him over to the police yesterday, a senior official said.

Dibrugarh Deputy Superintendent of Police Pradip Saikia said the accused, who was on bail for allegedly raping his daughter, slit the thorat of his wife Rita Nahar Deka on the corridor of the court.

Giving details, Dibrugarh Police Station Officer-in-Charge Sidheswar Borah said the accused was in jail for about nine months in relation to the case of alleged rape of his daughter before coming out on bail a few days ago.

"Yesterday was the hearing, for which his wife also came as she was the complainant in the rape case. Suddenly, he brought out a knife from his pocket and slit her throat. She was immediately taken to hospital, but was declared brought dead," he added.

The person was reportedly in conversation with his wife before committing the crime, his in-laws, who were also present in the court, told reporters.


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  • ganesh

    Who will take responsibility for her death...? An innocent life was cut short because the law was lenient. Had he not been on bail
    3 years ago reply
  • Ravindra Parasnis

    Blame the Hon'ble Court for setting such dangerous criminals free. Also blame the Police for not frisking him.
    3 years ago reply
  • Lalit

    Doesn't the media have anything else other than project only problems day in and day out. There are so many wonderful in the country to talk or project. Please show n see positive in the world.
    4 years ago reply
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