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Aged couple dead in Purulia flat

Both the bodies bore injuries made with a sharp-edged weapon and while Kshirod Sindhu Roy was found dead on his bed, the body of his wife Krishna was lying on the floor
The police have started a murder case. A sniffer dog from West Burdwan’s Asansol unit has also been brought in.

Snehamoy Chakraborty   |   Purulia   |   Published 08.08.21, 03:18 AM

Police on Saturday morning recovered the bodies of a 76-year-old retired employee of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and his 70-year-old wife from their flat in one of the oldest housing complexes in Purulia town.

Both the bodies bore injuries made with a sharp-edged weapon. While Kshirod Sindhu Roy was found dead on his bed, the body of his wife Krishna was lying on the floor.

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The police have started a murder case. A sniffer dog from West Burdwan’s Asansol unit has also been brought in.

“The investigation is on. We are inquiring about persons known to the couple and verifying the CCTV footage of the housing complex. No one has been arrested so far,” said S. Selvamurugan, Purulia SP, who led the on-site probe on Saturday.

Roy, the owner of the flat, used to teach at a private technology college after his retirement.

Sources said the couple had been residing in Pragati conclave for seven years. The daughter and son-in-law of the couple also live in Purulia.

On Saturday morning, their house help Anjali Bauri reportedly discovered the bodies. “The husband’s body was on the bed and the wife’s body was on the floor in a pool of blood. I entered the house as the main door was open. The showers and taps of the bathroom were on and there was sound of water,” said Anjali.

The couple’s daughter Pampa Sarkar, who lives at a different locality, reached the spot and claimed that everything was fine during her last visit on Friday evening.

“My parents can’t commit suicide. I am in shock and dependent on the police for further leads,” said Pampa.

The gates of the housing complex are under the ambit of CCTV cameras. “We are verifying the CCTV footage to identify those who entered the apartment. We suspect the culprit was known to the couple as the door was open from inside and not broken from outside,” said a police source.

Prabir Adhikari, the secretary of the housing complex, said it was the first time such an incident had occurred.

“The maid informed me about the incident. We have CCTV cameras to record people entering the complex. However, there are no cameras inside buildings. We are really shocked as we are not used to encountering such crimes here in Purulia,” said Adhikari.



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