A retired school teacher from Singur in Hooghly was hacked to death by some miscreants. Her husband was severely injured in the incident and has been battling for his life at a hospital.
The incident took place at Madhubati village of Singur on Wednesday night. Police said that Arati Parui, a retired teacher and her husband, Rajkumar Parui were watching television in their house when some unidentified miscreants stormed into their house. Before the elderly couple could understand anything, the miscreants attacked them with sharp weapons.
The miscreants first pounced on the woman and slashed her. When her husband who was sitting next to her came to her rescue, he was also attacked by the miscreants.
Both the victims were profusely bleeding after receiving injuries on various parts of their bodies. After hearing the screams of the couple, the local residents rushed to the spot and took the couple to a nearby hospital.
The miscreants, meanwhile, fled the house immediately after the incident.
The woman later succumbed to her injuries in the hospital while her husband has been undergoing treatment at the hospital with critical injuries on his body. Police are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind the attack.
According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that any past rivalry might have led to the incident. Police were investigating if the elderly couple had engaged in any quarrel with anybody. Examining the nature of the attack, police suspect that the accused tried to take a revenge on the elderly couple and thus hacked them with sharp weapon.
Police have started a detailed probe into the incident. They interrogated the local residents in this connection. The incident had, however, spread tension in the village.
The local residents told the police that the couple had no quarrel with anybody in the locality. Police suspect that the miscreants were a group of 4-5 persons. Police have started a raid to nab the culprits.