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Bengal: Farmer, four of his family found dead

Sources in the police said Anup Barman was found hanging while the others — his wife, two daughters and mother — had head injuries. Prima facie, it seems Barman killed the others and then died by suicide.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata |
Updated: November 9, 2020 10:42:15 am
Bengal farmer suicide cases, Bengal farmers, Dakshin Dinajpur suicide, Dakshin Dinajpur family suicide, Dakshin Dinajpur family found deadThe bodies of Barman’s wife Mallika (32), mother Ulubala (60) and his daughters, aged ten and seven, were found in two rooms.

A 33-year-old farmer and four of his family members were found dead in their home in Dakshin Dinajpur district’s Jamalpur village on Sunday. The bodies were recovered at 6 am, and then sent for autopsy.

Sources in the police said Anup Barman was found hanging while the others — his wife, two daughters and mother — had head injuries. Prima facie, it seems Barman killed the others and then died by suicide. The bodies of Barman’s wife Mallika (32), mother Ulubala (60) and his daughters, aged ten and seven, were found in two rooms.

Police said they have come to know the farmer was diagnosed with cancer a few months back, and since then he had been suffering from depression. According to sources, the 33-year-old was tense about his treatment expenses. He recently went to Chennai for treatment after borrowing money from others. Sources said Barman was finding it tough to run his family as he was the sole earner, and had recently sold a piece of land to fund his treatment.

“The farmer was found hanging by the neck. His mother, wife and two daughters had deep head injuries caused by some sharp weapon. Prima facie, circumstantial evidence suggests that the man killed all of them and then committed suicide,” said Dakshin Dinajpur SP Debarshi Dutta.

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However, Barman’s neighbours cast doubt on the police’s claim, saying he had been weak for the past few months.

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First published on: 09-11-2020 at 04:08:26 am

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