A mentally disturbed man slit his wife’s throat and attacked his son’s head with a bladed weapon before running away from the scene. The incident took place in the Jagbandhutola Village of Mahanandatola Zone in Ratua of Malda.
The accused has been recognized as Sadhucharan Mandal (55). The wife, Renu Mandal (50), died on the spot while the son, Uttam Mandal (18) is critically injured and is admitted at the Ratua Rural Hospital.
Family members shared that Sadhucharan is a farmer who used to live with his wife and son. Early in the morning today, he was taking Renu out with him; but he suddenly slit her throat as they came out of the house.
Sadhucharan came back inside the house and attacked his son on the head with a sharp weapon. He is said to be on the run ever since.
The locals of the area took the injured son to the Ratua Rural Hospital while the police arrived to send Renu’s body to the Malda Medical College and Hospital for the autopsy report.
Uttam Mandal has now filed a complaint at the Ratua Police Station against his father; based on which the police has directed a probe in the case.