Kolkata: An elderly couple was roughed up by their daughter-in-law. The incident took place at English Bazar in Malda.
The victims Santosh and Santana Chowdhury received injuries in the incident. They lodged a complaint at the local police station on the basis of which the police have started a detailed probe.
The couple was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. It was learnt that Santosh Chowdhury received an injury on his head. He is a retired government employee.
The victims told police that their son got married to the accused woman around seven years ago. For past three years, the woman has started mounting pressure on them over property issues. The accused woman wants their entire property. As they refused to do so, their daughter-in-law started abusing them.
The incident turned ugly on Friday when the accused woman beat them up badly and tore their clothes.
It was alleged that she also tried to steal some valuables from the house. The incident occurred when their son was away from home on Friday morning and triggered tension in Deshbandhu Nagar area of English Bazar.
Locals rescued the elderly couple and sent them to hospital.
They were later released. The police have assured the victims that a probe has been initiated and action will be taken against the woman who left her in-laws house immediately after the incident.