Siliguri, 26th February: The Pradhan Nagar Police arrested a man for burning his wife to death. The accused arrested has been identified as Rahul Banerjee, a resident of Ward No. 3, Gurung Basti area.
It has been reported that Rahul Banerjee and his wife had been married for 10 years. However, quarrels often used to break between the couple as they could not bear a child even after 10 years of marriage. It has been alleged that on January 24, Rahul and his family members set Rahul's wife of fire after pouring kerosene all over her body. Meanwhile, all the accused are reported to be absconding since the incident.
According to the information, Rahul's wife was rushed to the Siliguri District Hospital in a critical condition, from where she was referred to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. But she succumbed to her injuries on January 27. The father of the deceased, Nirodh Chandra Barman filed a written complaint, in this regard, at the Pradhan Nagar Police station. The police launched a campaign in the Gurung Basti area and arrested Rahul. The accused was presented in the Siliguri court, today. The police are further investigating the entire case.