Bengal Man electrocutes 3 to death to Avenge Wife’s Infidelity

Kolkata: Three people were electrocuted and six suffered burn injuries when a man laid a live electric wire outside neighbour’s house to avenge wife’s infidelity.

The incident took place at Maheshtala in South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal on Wednesday night.

The accused, a 46-year-old mason, had set up the trap to take revenge against the man who had eloped with his wife about a fortnight ago. He laid out a live electrical wire outside the house of the man who is suspected to be a relative of his wife’s paramour and set fire to clothes drying outside, the police said.

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When the family members rushed out to douse the fire, three of them were electrocuted, while six others suffered burn injuries, the police said.

However, the accused absconded from the scene. Enraged, angry locals launched a search and found him near Akra railway station on Thursday. They beat him up before handing him over to the police.

The accused was arrested and admitted to the Vidyasagar State General Hospital in Kolkata in a serious condition. The injured were admitted to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, the police added.

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