Angered over his ‘noisy spitting’, ex-BSF man stabs nephew to death in Bengal
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Angered over his ‘noisy spitting’, ex-BSF man stabs nephew to death in Bengal

The accused stabbed his nephew saying when he went to wash his face in the morning, he spat deliberately with a noise to humiliate him.

kolkata Updated: Jul 10, 2017 16:49 IST
Halim Mondal
Halim Mondal
Hindustan Times, Krishnagar
A youth was stabbed in West Bengal by his uncle over a spitting incident. (HT File Photo / Representational)

A former Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, who has a criminal record of stabbing people close to him, stabbed his nephew to death in West Bengal’s Nadia district on Monday after he allegedly spat with a loud noise to humiliate him.

Pijush Biswas, 22, died on the spot, while murder accused Gopal Biswas, in his late 40s, is on the run.

The incident occurred at Baghakhali village under Tehatta police station in Nadia district, 73 km from state capital Kolkata.

Both the accused and the deceased, who had a poultry business, lived in the same compound and their rooms were separated by just a wall.

Gopal has stabbed people earlier too. In 2008, he stabbed his father-in-law and was jailed for two years. Luckily, his father-in-law survived the attack.

Three months ago, he attacked his elder brother and Pijush’s father, Hiralal Biswas. Hiralal alleged that he filed a police complaint but no action was taken.

Sources said that Gopal has such a short temper that his wife does not stay with him.

“The killing occurred after a brawl following an incident of spitting. We have filed a case of murder against Gopal Biswas. He is absconding,” said Birendra Kumar Pathak, inspector-in-charge of Tehatta police station.

Locals said that after waking up on Monday morning, Pijush went to wash his face, when he spat with a noise that attracted his uncle’s attention.

Gopal alleged that his nephew did it deliberately to humiliate him.

A quarrel ensued and Gopal brought out a dagger from his home and stabbed his nephew, killing him on the spot.

First Published: Jul 10, 2017 16:49 IST