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Man approaches cops to stop wife from performing child's last rites

Kolkata: Marital discord between a husband and wife duo took its ugliest turn and that too after the death of their two-year-old child. The child's father moved a petition with the Patuli police station holding his wife responsible for the death of their child demanding post-mortem of the baby.
The Patuli police station acting upon the petition prevented the girl child's mother from performing her last rites and brought the body to Kolkata from Memari in Burdwan for the post-mortem on Friday. The body was sent for post-mortem at Kantapukur morgue but was later referred to Kolkata Police morgue. The shifting of the body delayed the post-mortem and it will be held on Saturday.
According to sources, the child's father Ramchandra Bhadra had alleged in his petition filed at Patuli police station that her wife Debjani Goswami had killed their child. Both the husband wife duo are doctors by profession. Debjani was married to Ramchandra who works in the radiology department of NRS Medical College Hospital in 2013 and their discord started soon after they gave birth to a girl child.
The duo had fought a legal battle regarding the possession of the child and the court directed that the child should live with mother Debjani.
The dispute turned worse in August 2016 when some food accidentally got stuck in the throat of the child while the maid was feeding her. The baby was lodged in two different hospitals for almost a year. She went into coma and there was little improvement in her health condition.
A few days back, the baby was released and was kept under ventilation in the flat that Debjani owned at Ramgarh under Patuli police station area. The child died on Wednesday late night following which Debjani sent a text message to Ramchandra informing him of the death. She also stated that she was taking the child away to the house of her parents at Memari in Burdwan for the last rites.
Ramchandra saw the text on Thursday morning and immediately rushed to Patuli police station seeking intervention.
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