45-year-old man's head severed, accused arrested
Kolkata: A 45-year-old man from Metiabruz was killed after his head was severed from his body when another youth with whom he had engaged in a quarrel attacked the victim with a meat cutting knife.
The incident which occurred at Metiabruz in broad daylight on Saturday triggered sudden panic among locals in the area which led to an agitation when they refused to hand over the body to the police. A huge contingent was rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control.
The victim, identified as Chunnu Mia (45), indulged in a verbal duel with a local resident at around 3 pm over some issue after which a scuffle broke out between the two.
The accused youth went straight to a meat shop situated nearby and took out a meat
cutting knife and slit the victim's neck. As a result of this, Chunnu's head was severed from his body.
When police reached the spot, the residents staged demonstration and did not allow the police to take the body. A huge contingent of police rushed to the spot and recovered the body. It was sent for postmortem. Senior police officers pacified the irate mob and normalcy was restored in the area few hours after the incident.
Police have arrested the accused in this connection. The Investigating Officer is yet to ascertain the motive behind the murder.
They are investigating if the accused committed the crime following the altercation or it was a pre-planned murder.
The police are also investigating if they had any past rivalry.
According to the cops, the accused and the victim were residents of Metiabruz area. The accused is being interrogated in this connection.