Bolpur tragedy: Two persons arrested, extra-marital affair emerges

by IANS |

Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The police have arrested two persons, including a woman, in connection with the carnage at Bolpur in West Bengal's Birbhum district which killed three members of the same family.


The woman who has been arrested in this connection is Smirti Bibi, who is the wife of Sheikh Ratan, the younger brother of Sheikh Tuta, 40, who was killed in the carnage.


Besides, Sheikh Tuta, his wife Rumpa Bibi, 30, and son Ayan Sheikh, 94, were also killed in the carnage.


Sheikh Safiqul, a quack residing in an adjacent village, with whom Smirti Bibi allegedly had an extra-marital affair, had also been arrested in connection with the incident.


Based on the complaint lodged by other members of the family, there were often quarrels in the family over an alleged extra-marital affair.


The family members as well as the neighbours of the family have informed the police that since Sheikh Tuta was vocal against this extra-marital affair, both Smirti Bibi and her paramour had developed a grudge over the deceased person.


On early Friday morning, the room where the three deceased individuals were sleeping was set on fire.


While Rumpa Bibi and Ayan Sheikh died on Friday only after they were brought to the hospital, Sheikh Tuta died early Saturday morning.


The local police have started an investigation into the matter.


Sources said that based on statements of different persons as well as some circumstantial evidence, the two persons were arrested on Saturday.

Latest News
Sensex trades flat ahead of Union Budget Tue, Jul 23, 2024, 10:34 AM
FM Nirmala Sitharaman set to present her 7th Budget, major reforms expected Tue, Jul 23, 2024, 10:01 AM
Over four lakh devotees perform ongoing Amarnath Yatra in 24 days Tue, Jul 23, 2024, 09:54 AM
Tech firm Kakao's founder arrested over alleged stock manipulation Tue, Jul 23, 2024, 09:46 AM
Tour de France winner Pogacar pulls out of Paris Olympics Tue, Jul 23, 2024, 09:28 AM
What BHU students expect from Budget 2024: Funding for research, hostel, job opportunities Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 05:01 PM
Mizoram's Aizawl to become 4th state capital in NE to have rail link by next year Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:55 PM
Don't share video circulated by terrorists: J&K Police warns public Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:52 PM
Major allocations likely for six guarantees in Telangana's full budget Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:50 PM
Root is so special that he could eventually overtake Sachin: Vaughan Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:48 PM
HM Amit Shah's verbal assault on Pawar-Thackeray evoke strong reactions from MVA, NCP Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:46 PM
Odisha Assembly session: Oppn stages walkout during Governor's address Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:44 PM
14 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks in Khan Younis: Health authorities Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:43 PM
No special status to Bihar, reiterates Centre in Lok Sabha; RJD takes 'toy' jibe Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:37 PM
AI, machine learning job roles see 433 pc rise since 2022: Study Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:34 PM