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No clues still to murders

Six days after the killing of three members of family at their Tube Baridih home, the police are still clueless about who killed them.

Except for some close relatives of the victims, no one has been questioned so far by the police. Senior superintendent of police Akhilesh Kumar Jha on Tuesday said they were trying their best to solve the case, but there was no progress.

“Till now we have not been able to find out who is responsible for the triple murder. But we are confident that the case will be solved soon,” said Jha.

The bodies of Ratan Chakraborty, his wife Shyamali and younger daughter Piyali were found with their throats slit on November 29. During post-mortem it was discovered that there were other injury marks on Ratan and Piyali’s bodies, suggesting that the two resisted the killers.

Significantly, none of the neighbours heard any sound from the victims’ house on the night of the murder. “Killing three persons in a two-room house is not easy. There must have been screams. However, the neighbours are insisting that they heard nothing,” said an officer on condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, all families residing in Sector-I of Tube Baridih Colony vacated their homes within two-three days of the murders, making investigations difficult.

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