In an incident reminiscent of the ghastly killing of Shraddha Walker, a former navy man was killed and his body was allegedly cut into pieces and dumped in various places by his son in West Bengal.
The wife and college-going son of 55-year-old Ujjal Chakraborty, a resident of Baruipur in South 24 Parganas, were arrested by the police in connection with the crime on Saturday.
A senior police officer of Baruipur police district said on Sunday that the two claimed to be “continuously tortured” by Chakraborty.
According to the police, initial probe has revealed that Chakraborty and his son had a fight in their home on November 12 over money for a college examination.
The man had refused to pay the Rs 3000 required for the examination and slapped the son, who in retaliation pushed him. Chakraborty hit his head on a chair and fell unconscious.
The son, a student of carpentry at a polytechnic, then strangulated him.
Chakraborty retired from the navy about 12 years ago.
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“After killing Chakraborty, his wife and son dragged his body to the bathroom. The son then used a hacksaw from his carpentry class kit bag to cut his father’s body into six pieces. Afterwards, he dumped them in and around their neighbourhood,” the police officer said.
The son carried the body parts wrapped in plastic in at least six trips in his cycle and dumped them around 500 m away at Khas Mallick and Dehimedan Malla areas, he said.
“Chakraborty’s legs have been recovered from under a garbage dump, while his head and stomach were fished out of a pond in Dehimedan Malla,” he said.
Search is on for other parts of the body, including hands, the police officer said.
The police suspicion fell on the mother-son duo when they lodged a missing diary in the wee hours of November 15.
“What struck us was the time when they went to Baruipur police station to lodge the missing complaint. We found discrepancies in their versions and grilled them. Finally, the son admitted to the crime,” the police officer said.
Twenty seven-year-old Shraddha Walker was brutally killed and her body was chopped into 35 pieces by her live-in partner Aftab Poonawalla in Delhi.
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