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Doctor kills daughter, himself

A doctor killed his daughter and then tried to kill his wife, before killing himself after few members of a local club humiliated them, reports Sandip Mallik.

kolkata Updated: Apr 04, 2007 23:37 IST

A doctor killed his daughter and then tried to kill his wife, before killing himself after few members of a local club misbehaved with them and humiliated them in the locality, early in the morning in Puila Village, under Jagachha Police station, Howrah on Wednesday.

Police said Jayanta Bag (35), a doctor by profession, first killed his daughter Piyasa (9) and then tried to kill his wife, Sutapa (32) before killing himself in wee hours of the morning. Sujata is struggling for her life at Howrah General Hospital. “We were feeling humiliated and were quite upset. So we all together had decided to end our lives,” the suicide note written by Jayanta revealed.

Police suspect that a dispute broke out between Jayanta and some members of a nearby club Mahabir Sangha regarding the abortion of a girl recently. Jayanta aparently had performed a number of abortion cases before that. In doing so he used to take photographs of the pregnant girl with his mobile phone. Similarly he had taken the photos of the girl he had operated on a few days back.

The club members came to know about it. They called Jayanta to their club but he refused to go. A few of them even came to their house yesterday. They "misbehaved" with his daughter and wife and to him to the club. Jayanta was beaten up badly there and his mobile phone was snatched away. After that Jayanta and his family members were subjected to teasing and abuses by local people. He felt humiliated as he was very respected in the village. “In his note he has written that those boys used to exploit girls. The boys had brought a couple of girls to him for abortion. He had mentioned the names of four such persons,” said Superintendent of Police, Howrah, Niraj Kumar Singh.

After slashing his wrist and throat Jayanta managed to call up one of his neighbours, Swarup Pal, and informed about the incident at around 3 am.

At the time Swarup went to the home the doors where all open. He entered the house only to find out that all of them were bleeding. While Jayanta was sitting on the sofa, his wife was lying beside the sofa and their daughter, Piyasa, was lying on the floor. All the victims had their throats brutally slit, their veins in both hands as well as feet, below the ankles, were cut and they were still bleeding. “Later I realized that Jayanta was alive and his wife and girl were unconscious,” he told the police.

He immediately informed the locals and Police. They were rushed to the Howrah General Hospital where Jayanta and Piyasa were pronounced dead but Sutafa was alive. She was admitted and kept in intensive care unit.

Swarup later told the police, “When he was talking over the phone, I thought he was drunk as his voice was breaking. When I went there Jayanta told me that all of them decided to committee suicide as they were feeling humiliated.”

Apart from the suicide note police found some syringes, anesthesia containers, two sharp surgical blades and a piece of glass from the spot. “So far it seems to be a case of suicide. The veins were cut by sharp weapons. The anesthesia, which was found from the spot, was not meant to inject. But it seems they were injected in the bodies. We are waiting for the post mortem examination report. A forensic team will also visit the place tomorrow,” said Singh. “Sutapa is yet to regain her consciousness. Once we get to talk to her the main reason behind taking the extreme would be clear”.

All the four persons of the local club are absconding and Jayanta’s mobile phone is also missing. Police is trying to trace down the mobile. A case of 306 has been case against the four people.

First Published: Apr 04, 2007 23:31 IST