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Wife gets life imprisonment in Kolkata lawyer’s murder case

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A West Bengal district court on Wednesday sentenced Anindita Dey, wife of deceased Calcutta High Court lawyer Rajat Kumar Dey, to life imprisonment in connection with the murder of her husband and tampering with evidence.

In its order the court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 or six-month jail term if the amount was not paid. The Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court at Barasat in North 24-Parganas pronounced the judgment.

While being taken out of the courtroom to the prison van, Anindita shouted: “I have been framed in the case. I will continue to fight for justice till the last drop of my blood.”

New Town police station had arrested Calcutta High Court lawyer Rajat Kumar Dey’s wife Anindita Dey, on the suspicion of murdering her husband. She had divulged misleading statements during the course of interrogation on the basis of which she had been booked.

Rajat was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside a room in his flat at DB 97 in New Town — Rajarhat area on November 25, 2018. His wife Anindita had initially claimed that Rajat had died due to cardiac arrest. But later the autopsy examination report confirmed that Rajat had died due to strangulation.

Police sources said that Rajat was choked to death using a mobile phone’s charger cord. The investigators had seized Anindita’s mobile phone and laptop for further enquiry and found further evidence of the case.

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Confronted over extra marital affair, man kills wife

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A 29-year-old woman was strangled by her husband after she confronted him over his alleged extra marital affair in Delhi’s Paharganj. The woman was found in an unconscious state on Thursday morning with ligature marks on her neck. When she was rushed to the hospital she was declared brought dead.

Suspicion fell on the husband as the children of the deceased were with their grandparents and the husband was missing post midnight.

A photo of the deceased’s husband was taken from their house and the police began to trace the suspect.

The accused Sunny, an e-rickshaw driver, tried to flee in his vehicle. The police team started stopping e-rickshaw drivers in the vicinity and tried to identify the suspect through his photograph.

Meanwhile, a policeman saw a person who turned around his e-rickshaw and tried to escape from the spot where the team was checking the vehicles but the police team apprehended the suspect.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to having strangulated his wife with her chunni after having a heated altercation over the issue of his extra marital relation,” said Sanjay Bhatia, DCP Central Delhi.

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4 people killed as building collapses in Punjab

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Four people were killed as a commercial building in a residential area collapsed in Punjab’s Dera Bassi town near here on Thursday, police said.

The rescue operation was over but officials suspected that some more people might be trapped under the debris.

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) carried out the rescue operation.

The building in Mira Malli Mohalla collapsed after the roof on the second floor caved in, NDRF Director General Satya Narayan Pradhan informed in a tweet.

Local legislator N.K. Sharma said the building was constructed in violation of laws.

“The Municipal Committee office is located just a stone’s throw away from the disaster spot. This indicates that the construction was undertaken in connivance of municipal officials,” he told the media at the spot.

Nearby residents said the illegal construction of shops led to the collapse of the building.

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Advocate shot dead in Srinagar

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Suspected terrorists shot dead an advocate at his residence in Srinagar on Thursday evening, officials said.

According to reports, Babar Qadri, an advocate who also appeared in TV debates, was shot by gunmen from close range at his residence at Hawal in downtown Srinagar.

Additional police teams have reached the spot. The area has been cordoned off and a search operation has begun to nab the assailants.

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