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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Nine Month Old Baby Burnt Alive with Mother by Uncle

Malda, October 19, 2012:  9 month old girl along with her mother were burnt to death while her father is seriously wounded and fighting for his life in hospital. The man who set fire was none other than the baby’s uncle who has already scampered. The sensational incident took place last night at tribal village Chakbandi under English Bazaar Police Station.

It is learnt that Bijoy Pahari of this village, a contractual worker of NTPC used to live with his wife Sabitri (20) and nine months old daughter Puja.  Bijoy’s elder brother Dinesh used to live in a neighbouring hut. It is alleged that Bijoy had an illicit relation with daily labourer Dinesh’s wife Rebati. Dinesh came to know about this affair. Even a kangaroo court was held in tribal society in this regard but of no avail. 

Around 9 pm when along with Sabitri and Puja, Bijoy was asleep, Dinesh came and spread kerosene in the hut and set fire. In a moment the flame of fire engulfed them, even the mosquito net caught fire. Woken up Bijoy managed to come out of room while Sabitri in a bid to save her baby, got seriously burnt. Locals rushed in to save them and the injured were taken to hospital. But both mother and her daughter succumbed to their burns.

Rajkumar Pahari, brother of Sabitri got the information at night and lodged an FIR against the in-laws of his sister. He lodged complaint against five including Bijoy. Police reached the spot at night.

SP, Malda Jayanta Pal said, “We have got complaints against five. Three of them were already arrested. The motive of the murder is not clear. Perhaps there was a family feud behind it.”

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