Kolkata: Neil Fonseca confesses to killing family

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: Feb 03, 2016 18:05 IST
File photo of Jessica and Neil Fonseca. (Picture courtesy: Facebook)

Extramarital affair led Neil Fonseca, the businessman of Kareya Road to kill his two sons and wife at his apartment in January this year. On Tuesday, a senior officer of Kolkata Police, requesting anonymity, said Fonseca has confessed to killing his wife and sons.

“Primarily, it appeared to us that he had an extramarital affair with his sister-in-law. Later we came to know that he had an affair with another woman. He also had debts in the market. Prior to the killing, he got engaged in a scuffle with his wife,” said the officer.

In January, the police found bodies of his wife and twin sons in Fonseca’s flat at Palm Avenue. The cops also found an injured Fonseca, who was admitted to a local hospital.

During primary investigation, Fonseca told the police that he got engaged in an altercation with his wife, Jessica and she suddenly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and slit the throats of their two boys who were asleep. He tried to resist her when she attacked him with a sharp weapon and hit her on the head with a dumbbell. But the police did not believe his version and started interrogating him.

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