A man gunned down his teenaged daughter’s lover while they were chatting at their house. The incident took place in Nadia district’s Tegharia village on Saturday. The girl’s father, Rafiqul Sheikh, has been arrested.
The 19-year-old youth was speaking through the window with the 17-year-old girl, who was inside her home on Saturday night. Her father suddenly appeared at the spot and fired at him with his gun.
The deceased was identified as Saju Shaikh, a Class 11 student of Baro Andulia High School.
Nadia SP Bhaskar Mukherjee confirmed the incident. He said the man was allegedly against his daughter’s relationship. Two bullet shells have been found at the spot, he said, adding investigations have begun following complaints of murder lodged by the boy’s family.
“We have initiated a case of murder against the girl’s father. He has a criminal back ground. The boy’s body was sent for post mortem examination,” Mukherjee said.
According to sources, Saju’s affair with the girl had been going steady for the past few years. The girl is a Madhyamik candidate.
“My father always opposed my affair with Saju. He disliked him. But I loved him very much. My father shot him dead. I want my father to be punished,” the girl said.