32-year-old man's charred body found, cops suspect wife
Kolkata: A 32-year-old man was killed after being set on fire inside his house at Suri in Birbhum in the wee hours on Sunday.
Police suspect his wife to be behind the crime and initiated a search for the woman who is still at large.
A police officer said Ganesh Sarkar got married to Karuna eight years ago. There had been constant problems between them and neighbours often heard the woman abusing her husband and beating him up. Quite a number of times, local people had intervened and brought the situation under control.
In the wee hours on Sunday, neighbours saw smoke billowing out of the house. They rushed to the spot and found the house was locked from inside. The deceased's brother too had reached the spot and he smashed through a portion of a wall of the house and entered to find his brother with severe burn injuries.
They took him to Suri Sub-division Hospital where he was declared brought dead. The body was sent for an autopsy and the police are waiting for its preliminary report. Police suspect that the woman had strangulated Ganesh to death and later set the house on fire to distract the police. Police initiated a probe based on the complaint lodged by the man's brother in this connection and initiated a search for the woman.
Police came to know from local people that they heard both of them quarrelling till late night which could have led to the crime.