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Woman killed, son alleges father's role

Cops suspect that the husband might have killed her over financial burdens as the expenses for her medicines were high.

Mystery shrouds the death of an ailing housewife whose body was found inside her house at Vivekananda Nagar area of Garfa late on Tuesday night.

The incident had taken place at around 11.45 pm on Tuesday. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that the victim was strangulated to death. The victim, Dipa Das (55), who became almost bed-ridden, was found dead on her bed on Tuesday night. The victim's son Subhajit has lodged a complaint with the police saying that his father Kalyan Das might have murdered her as she had been suffering from various diseases for a long time. Subhajit also said that his father has been absconding since the incident had taken place. Police are conducting raids to nab the accused.

Kalyan, an employee of Kolkata Municipal Corporation used to often involve in quarrels with his wife over buying medicines. It had become difficult for Kalyan to arrange money for the medicines of his wife. As Subhajit is still unemployed, he could not contribute for the treatment of his mother. Hence Kalyan had to bear all the expenses for her treatment. The victim's son told the police that his mother had suffered a cerebral attack around four months ago. Since then, she became bed-ridden. Subhajit also said that his father was suffering from mental depression as he could not arrange for the fund to continue her treatment.

The victim's son also said that since his mother had suffered a cerebral attack, an attendant was engaged to look after her. He also said that his mother was recovering well but it had become extremely difficult for Kalyan to keep funding her treatment as there was a huge financial burden on him. This might have led Kalyan to murder his wife, police suspect.

On the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim's son, police have started a murder case against Kalyan who is still at large. Subhajit also alleged that his father locked the door from outside after killing his mother who was found lying on her bed. After being informed, police reached the spot and recovered the body which was sent for a post-mortem examination. He alleged that his father fled after committing the crime.

Meanwhile, the cops are investigating all possible angles into the incident and are conducting a detailed probe in this regard and raids are on the nab the accused.
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