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Machlandapur murder: Cops reconstruct harrowing crime

Kolkata: North 24-Parganas district police on Wednesday reconstructed the incident in which a husband from Machlandapur had brutally killed his wife and 15-year-old daughter and attempted suicide.
The senior police officers in the district reconstructed the gruesome killing, where the accused husband enacted how he had killed his wife and daughter, who was appearing for the Madhyamik examination this year.
During interrogation, the police came to know that the accused had consumed alcohol for two days while sitting beside the dead bodies of his wife and daughter. After committing the crime on Saturday night, the accused went to the local market on the very next morning and bought two big sheets of plastic, with which he wrapped the bodies so that foul smell does not spread in the area.
The investigators said that after killing his wife and daughter, the accused had boozed inside the room on Saturday night. On Sunday night, he again consumed alcohol sitting next to the bodies of his family members. It has been learnt that the accused had admitted his crime during the police interrogation.
Police are investigating if some other persons were involved in the incident, or if the accused himself had committed the crime. The weapons that were used in the crime have been seized by the police.
The victims were Mithu Debnath (35) and Puja Debnath (15). According the preliminary investigation, police suspect that the accused Sekhar Debnath might have committed the crime due to prolonged depression, stemming from financial constraints.
The incident sparked sensation at Machlandapur area under Habra police station, after the local people entered into the house on Monday night, after they felt some foul smell emanating from the house.
The accused had tried to commit suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan, when the local residents saved him from doing so.

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