Man kills wife and daughter, commits suicide

Kolkata, Dec 23 (IANS) A man allegedly killed his wife and daughter before committing suicide in West Bengal’s Burdwan district on Friday, police said.

“Bodies of Sajal Baran Nag, 62, and his wife and younger daughter were recovered from their house in Burdwan district’s Mongalkote on Friday morning.

“Nag was found hanging from the ceiling while his wife Manimala and their 20-year-old daughter lay dead on the floor with strangulation marks around their throat,” said an officer from Mongalkote police station.

A suicide note, presumably written by Nag, was recovered beside the dead bodies.

“The note, directed towards police, claims responsibility of the three deaths. The other family members have identified it as Nag’s handwriting,” the officer said.

According to police, the man might have strangulated the wife and daughter and then committed suicide. The family was going through a rough time after the girl’s marriage got postponed.

“The dead body of Nag looks more fresh than the other two, signifying he died much later. The real reason of death can be comprehended after the autopsy report,” the officer added.