Woman shot dead at Palta husband held

first_imgKolkata: A woman was killed by her husband at Palta in Barrackpore on Thursday night. Deceased Rajasree Chatterjee (33) was shot dead while walking towards home with her husband Sukhvinder Singha cab, a driver by profession.When locals arrived at the spot, Singh pretended that his wife was shot by two snatchers who took away her bag.Later, during a police interrogation, Singh admitted to his crime. According to locals, on Thursday night around 10 pm, a firing sound was heard near an enamel factory on Ghoshpara Road. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWhen some of the locals went towards the source of the sound, they saw a woman was lying in a pool of blood and a man crying for help. Noapara police station was informed and Chatterjee was removed to BN Bose Sub-Divisional hospital where she was declared dead. During primary investigation, Singh told police that they both were returning home in Barrackpore.They had plans to buy a scooty and for that, Chatterjee had Rs 35,000 in her handbag. On reaching Ghoshpara, two youth came from behind riding a motorcycle and tried to snatch the handbag. When his wife resisted, one of the youths took out a one shoter and fired a round towards Chatterjee and fled. While fleeing away, they threw away the firearm. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHearing the statement of Singh, investigators smelled something fishy in his story. Several questions arose about why they had gone to Palta instead of Barrackpore, where several renowned two-wheeler showrooms are present. It is also known that no criminal throws away arms after committing a crime. This was also a valid reason to doubt Singh’s statements.Hence, the investigators detained Singh at night. In wee hours of Friday, Singh broke down and admitted killing his wife. He was arrested immediately. According to police sources, Singh told the investigators that he noticed Chatterjee was keeping very busy since the last few months. He suspected that his wife had an extra-marital affair and killed her.However, another sources informed that recently Singh was forcing Chatterjee to sell a flat that she got from her maternal side. He will be produced before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate court, Barrackpore court on Saturday.last_img