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Woman Arrested For Husband's Death, Probe Against Lady SI

2015-10-27 23:41


Krishnanagar, Oct. 27: A day after a young businessman committed suicide, Police arrested his 28 year old wife for alleged abetment for committing suicide and for criminal intimidation. While police is also looking for the homemaker’s father and brother for same allegation, the district police administration has ordered a probe against a lady assistant sub inspector to examine her role in the incident on the basis of a complaint lodged by father of the deceased businessman.

On Tuesday afternoon police arrested Sharmistha Paul alias Jhuma from Ghurni area of Krishnanagar for abetting her husband Debdulal Paul of committing suicide over a property dispute.

An officer of Krishnanagar police said: “A case has been started against Sharmistha, her father Ranjit Paul and her brother Harshit Paul under section 306 (abetment of suicide), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120B (criminal conspiracy). She would be produced before a court on Wednesday”.

“A departmental probe has been ordered against lady ASI Nilima De who was the investigating officer of a complaint of conjugal violence lodged by the arrested homemaker against her deceased husband”, said the officer.

On Monday Debdulal was found hanging at his home after his wife Sharmistha lodged a complaint of conjugal violence against him at the Women police station in Krishnanagar.

Father of deceased Bablu Paul said: “My daughter in law’s complaint was baseless which she lodged being instigated by her father and brother who were pressing my son to part property by her name. They also influenced a woman police officer of Krishnanagar women police station, who came to our residence for investigation and abused my son without verifying facts. The lady officer even threatened my son of dire consequence unless he acts as wished by her wife. My son was afraid and ended his life in humiliation”.

Nadia’s Superintendant of police Bharat Lal Meena said: “We have started a case against the homemaker and her father and brother. The complaint she lodged against her husband is also being looked into. At the same time, the role of the lady ASI is also being probed as allegations have been raised against her”. 

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