In a horrifying incident on Friday, a 32-year-old e-rickshaw driver in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district stabbed his seven-month-old daughter to death in an inebriated state and seriously injured his wife, the police said.
Krishna Burman was beaten up by angry local residents for brutally attacking his family. A resident of Baro Nachina village in the Dinhata 1 community block of the district, he succumbed to his injuries and died in a hospital.
According to the villagers, Burman was drunk when he came home on Friday morning and had a quarrel with Mithu, his wife, before stabbing the infant.
Burman’s elder sister Saraswati said her brother left home on Thursday night and returned early in the morning in a completely inebriated state.
“The man got angry when he found that his wife was still asleep and started a fight. We have started an investigation,” Sanjay Dutta, inspector in charge of Dinhata police station, said, reported HT.
“When I entered the house, I saw the child critically injured. We rushed Mithu and the baby to the hospital,” Saraswati Burman said.
After hearing the commotion, the neighbours assembled outside the house. A policeman said that the e-rickshaw driver got angry and attacked them the villagers also.
Two villagers sustained injuries and the others thrashed Burman before handing him over to the police.
Burman was brought in with critical injuries to the Dinhata sub-divisional hospital around 11.30 am while his daughter was declared dead at 7.30 am.