West Bengal: Woman arrested for lynching 4 members of family over property dispute in Howrah
Thursday, 11 August 2022 (17:31 IST)
Kolkata: Accused of fatally lynching four members of a family with a sharp weapon, the middle-aged housewife of Howrah was arrested after she confessed to committing the crime in a family dispute, police said.
In a fit of rage Pallavi Ghosh using "Katari" first locked her minor son into a room and then climbed down to the ground floor killing one after another from her mother-in-law Madhabi Ghosh to brother-in-law Debashis, his wife Rekha and their 13-year-old daughter Tiyasha on Wednesday night, police added.
Two other relatives, who came to rescue the victims after Tiyasha screamed, were also wounded in the attack.
The crime happened at MC Ghosh Lane under Howrah police station around 10 pm when Debashish and his wife Rekha were in exchange of words over the running of water from the tap in the toilet.
Pallavi who was then on the first floor came down with the Katari after locking her 7-year-old son into a room and began to hit Debashish and Rekha. Mother-in-law Madhabi who came to rescue them was also attacked and Tiasha was the last victim after she came to rescue her parents, police said, quoting the accused.
Pallavi's husband Debraj was absconding after the crime.
Police were also investigating if the dispute was in relation to the property and if Debraj was involved in the lynching of four members of a family.