Three killed by neighbour through electrocution

Kolkata: Three persons were electrocuted by their neighbour at Maheshtala in South 24-Parganas on Wednesday night. The accused suspected that his wife had an illicit relationship with one of the family members of his neighbour.

The accused, identified as Rabiul Mistry, was beaten up by local residents before he was handed over to police. According to sources, Mistry is a mason by profession and belongs to Murshidabad.

He lived in a rented room at Boga Noapara in Maheshtala since the past few years with his wife Farida Bibi.

Local residents said Mistry and Bibi didn't share a healthy relationship. Almost every day, they got into altercations over family matters. Mistry believed that Bibi had an illicit affair with one of the family members of his neighbour.

A few days ago, Bibi left Mistry's home.

He got furious and suspected that she left home to flee with an illicit lover.

On Wednesday night, he placed live electric wires in front of several doors in his neighbour's house as he suspected that his wife had an affair with one of the family members of his neighbour.

Around 3 am, on Thursday, Mistry set some objects on fire in front of his door and started shouting.

Hearing him scream, a few members of his neighbour's family rushed out of their rooms and came in contact with the live electric wires. He fled the spot when he saw that nine people had come in contact with live electric wires.

All of them were rushed to a local hospital but three of them were declared dead on arrival by the doctors.

After a few hours, some guests at a marriage saw Mistry running barefoot. They questioned him why he was running.

In the meantime, some of the residents from Boga Noapara, who were following Mistry, reached the spot and narrated the whole incident to the people who were questioning him.

Later, Mistry was beaten up and later handed over to the Mahestala police station.

He has been admitted to the Vidyasagar State General Hospital in a critical condition.

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