Grandfather infant killed while trying to fend off sexual abuser of 11yrold

first_imgKolkata: An aged person and a nine-month-old child have been killed after the accused was deterred from sexually abusing an eleven-year-old child at Karandighi in North Dinajpur. On Thursday morning, the accused was arrested by the police.According to sources, on Tuesday evening, accused Ali Shah allegedly went inside the minor girl’s room and tried to sexually abuse her. When the girl showed resistance, Shah took out a knife and held it across her throat. Hearing the screams of the victim, the girl’s grandfather came in and Shah attacked him too. He was hacked repeatedly. His wife also ran inside the room and tried to prevent Shah. Sensing danger, Shah attacked her and the nine-month-old baby of the old couple. When locals tried to detain him, he fled the scene. All the injured were immediately rushed to Raigunge Super Specialty Hospital where the aged person was declared brought dead. Rest of the injured members were admitted there. On Wednesday, the nine-month-old baby died. A complaint was filed against Shah at Karandighi police station by other relatives of the family. As the news of the second death surfaced in the locality, locals became agitated and demanded Shah’s immediate arrest. Police had already initiated a thorough search in the area for the accused. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeOn Thursday morning, acting on a tip off, police got hold of Shah from somewhere in Bihar. The murder weapon is yet to be recovered. According to locals, Shah was a relative of that family. Previously, he used to tease the girl whenever he saw her. The grandfather had warned Shah against eve-teasing. After the warning, the situation improved a bit. As Shah was not obstructing his grandchild any more, the grandfather thought, Shah might have stepped back due to his warnings. But his assumption was found wrong on Tuesday.last_img

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