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.
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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.
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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.