Woman killed by in-laws for carrying female foetus; two persons arrested
Kolkata: A housewife was allegedly killed by her in-laws after they came to know that she was carrying a female foetus. The incident took place at Ilambazar in Birbhum.
Two persons including the woman's husband and her sister-in-law were arrested in this connection.
Police said that they received a complaint from the woman, Ruma Sen Nandi's family members alleging that her in-laws had killed her as she was carrying female foetus.
Her family members told the police that the victim's husband and her in-laws took her to a nearby pathology centre where she underwent ultra-sonography test. From the authorities of the pathology centre, the woman's in-laws came to know that she was carrying a female foetus.
They started torturing her soon after returning home. She had a conversation with her parents for the last time on Wednesday evening and she told them that she was in a traumatised state.
Ruma's in-laws started beating her up when they came to know that she had spoken to her family members. They continued thrashing her till she fell unconscious. Later, they found her dead.
In a bid to distract the police and others, the accused hanged Ruma's body from the ceiling fan to make everyone believe that she had committed suicide.
The police went to the spot after receiving information. They brought the body down and sent it for an autopsy. A senior police officer said that they are waiting for the autopsy report which is quite crucial in this connection to ascertain whether the death is homicidal or suicidal
Ruma had got married to a jewellery trader, Biswanath Nandi, a few months ago. Her in-laws often used to tell her that she would face bad consequences if she gave birth to a girl child and the torture began when her in-laws came to know that she was carrying a female foetus.
Police arrested Biswanath and his sister following a complaint lodged by the victim's parents. The victim's father-in-law and mother-in-law managed to flee their house.
The police would also take necessary steps against the pathology centre if the allegations are found to be true in their probe.