Upset with her father for misbehaving with her future in-laws, a 22-year-old woman in West Bengal allegedly smothered him to death. The incident took place at their residence in Chowbhaga Majhipara, Anandapur. The woman was allegedly upset as her marriage was called off.
The accused was identified as Moumita Majhi. On November 2 last year, Majhi noticed that her father was alone at home and was experiencing physical discomfort. Following this, the woman allegedly smothered her father to death.
The incident came to light when Majhi’s mother Susama found his body lying on the floor. The man was rushed to the Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Initially, the family accepted that it was a case of natural death,Â The Times of IndiaÂ reported.
However, the autopsy revealed that the man breathed his last due to “the effects of manual strangulation – the injuries were ante-mortem in nature and the manner was homicidal. ”
After elections ended on April 10, the police asked all divisional DCs to study all post-mortem reports and ensure that all cases were accounted for. On April 24, the Anandpur police registered a murder case.
The accused was then interrogated for 72 hours and she eventually broke down. The woman confessed to murdering her father. SheÂ told the police that she smothered her father when they were alone at home. The accused was nabbed on Saturday.
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