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Drug addict kills grandmother, goes live on Facebook

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 11, 2019, 3:32 am IST
Updated : Jun 11, 2019, 3:32 am IST

The investigators learnt that Indranil, who is a graduate of Sreerampore College, has been into drugs.

A suspected drug addict hacked his septugenarian grandmother to death and also injured his parents with a “khukri” before going live on Facebook late on Sunday night after he failed to get money from his father. (Photo: AFP)
 A suspected drug addict hacked his septugenarian grandmother to death and also injured his parents with a “khukri” before going live on Facebook late on Sunday night after he failed to get money from his father. (Photo: AFP)

Kolkata: A suspected drug addict hacked his septugenarian grandmother to death and also injured his parents with a “khukri” before going live on Facebook late on Sunday night after he failed to get money from his father.

Indranil Roy (27), the accused, later locked himself in a room of his two-storeyed home at Kewta Kultala in Chinsurah of Hooghly after threatening his neighbours with the blood-soaked “khukri” when they tried to catch him.

In a joint effort with the fire brigade personnel, the police took him out of the room after breaking open the door on Monday morning and arrested him. Indranil has been booked on 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code. Preliminary investigation revealed that Indranil had demanded money from his father Bishwanath who however refused him. Turning furious, he brought the “khukri” from his room and attacked his parents and grandmother Bharati Roy with it.

His parents escaped with some injuries to inform the local residents who rushed them to a hospital, sources revealed. Indranil meanwhile chopped his aged grandmother and went live on Facebook, the police found. He then went to the first floor and locked the door of the roof before confining himself in a room. When the cops came, they were initially clueless about how to catch him.

They soon informed the fire brigade for assistance. With the help of the firefighters, they went to the roof and broke open the door and caught Indranil. His grandmother’s body was recovered by the police and was sent for post-mortem.

The investigators learnt that Indranil, who is a graduate of Sreerampore College, has been into drugs.

He appeared at a recruitment examination of the state electricity board in Kolkata on Sunday morning, sources disclosed.

In the afternoon, he returned home and attended a family get-together in Banshberia in the evening.

Known to be adamant in character, the accused earlier worked at a firm before quitting it and starting a business of mineral water at home.

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