A 16-year-old boy from Haldia in East Midnapore paid a heavy price for courting a young girl after her father. Soon after, girl’s father slashed the boy using a sharp weapon. Police said that the victim Soumen Maity, a resident of Chakdipa village under Bhavanipur police station in Haldia had gone missing three days ago. The missing report was lodged by his family members in the police station.
The incident triggered a sense of shock among people living in that area and raised questions on how a person can cross all boundaries of humanity. Soumen was a student of class X and received a phone call from his lady love last Tuesday. The girl told him that her father wanted to meet him and asked Soumen to visit her place.
The girl was unaware that her father had hatched a heinous plot to kill the youth. When the victim reached his lady love’s house in an adjacent village, the girl’s father started beating him up and later slashed him with a sharp weapon.
To ensure that he is dead, her father even slit his throat and dumped his body in a pond. The next day, the accused fished out his body from the pond and kept it in a jungle 500 meters away from his residence. Later on the same day father also sent away his daughter to a relative’s house.
The victim’s family members claimed that the Soumen’s lady love called them on Saturday and narrated the whole incident. She told them how his father had brutally killed him. After getting the information, the family members of the deceased reported the incident to the police who recovered the body from the jungle.
On the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim’s family the police had arrested the girl’s parents.
The local people of the village demanded stern action against the accused.
Police said that the accused did not accept the relationship. They are investigating if it was cold blooded murder or an accident. Police are trying to ascertain the exact cause behind such a heinous crime.