Triple murder: Woman, twin sons found dead in upscale Kolkata locality
Jessica Fonseca, a 35-year old homemaker and her 16-year-old twin sons, Daren and Joshua, were found dead early on Saturday in a ground floor room of their house at 73/1C Palm Avenue in the Karaya area of South Kolkata.india Updated: Jan 18, 2016 12:53 IST
A 43-year old woman and her 14-year-old twin sons were found dead with their throats slit early on Saturday inside their house in south Kolkata’s Karaya area, police said.
Jessica Fonseca and her sons, Daren and Joshua, were found dead early on Saturday in one of the rooms in the ground floor of their house. Her 47-year-old husband, Neil, was found with some injuries and taken to a hospital.
The bodies were discovered by Jessica’s sister Shabana who lives in the same building. She reportedly said in her statement to the police that the family had dinner at a restaurant in the Dalhousie area on Friday night and returned home very late. Police said the crime was possibly committed between 3 and 5am.
Senior police officers rushed to the spot and sniffer dogs were also brought in by officers of the homicide squad.
Joint commissioner of police Debasish Boral told Hindustan Times that preliminary examination of the bodies revealed deep slits in the victims’ throats. “The bodies have been sent for postmortem examination and investigation is on,” he added.
The incident not only added to the rising number of crimes in the city but created a panic in the area as the victims’ house is right opposite the government apartment where former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee lives.
Officers from the detective department are recording Neil’s statement as he is now in a position to talk to the police.
First Published: Jan 16, 2016 13:07 IST