Assam: Daughter-in-law's hand chopped off; accused surrenders in Tinsukia PS

Tinsukia: In a shocking incident, a man on Sunday allegedly attacked her daughter-in-law with a machete by chopping off her hands and surrendered before the police station in Assam’s Tinsukia district.

The victim, identified as Sangeeta Kumari, was immediately rushed to Tinsukia civil hospital by the locals who had gathered at the spot after hearing the hue and cry.

According to sources, she is in critical condition and has been referred to Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh.

“I was packing my belongings in the rented room when I heard somebody crying out for help. As I stepped out of the room, I saw Harinder Prasad (the accused) armed with a machete walking out of the compound. I went inside the house and saw his daughter-in-law lying in a pool of blood near the tubewell area,” Sahani, one of the tenants at Harinder’s house told EastMojo.

“Victim’s husband asked me to help him to take her outside after which both of them lifted her and took her near the compound gate,” Sahani said.

Rajiv Agarwal, one of the neighbours who gathered at the spot soon after the incident, said that he received a call from Rajat Prasad, husband of the victim, saying that his father has attacked his wife with a machete.

“After I reached his house, I saw the victim lying on the ground with blood stains all around. I immediately called for an ambulance service. When the ambulance did not arrive on time, we took her to the civil hospital in one of the neighbour’s vehicles,” added Agarwal.

Accused Harinder Prasad

Another neighbour Prerna Karnani said, “Sangeeta was badly hurt as her both hands were almost chopped off. It appeared that the accused had hit her head and stomach with sharp objects.” 

Parag Jyoti Buragohain, Officer-in-charge of Tinsukia police, said, “The accused has surrendered before Tinsukia police and handed over the weapon used in the attack. We have arrested him and he is being charged with an attempt to murder.”

Dear Reader,
Over the past four years, EastMojo revolutionised the coverage of Northeast India through our sharp, impactful, and unbiased coverage. And we are not saying this: you, our readers, say so about us. Thanks to you, we have become Northeast India’s largest, independent, multimedia digital news platform.
Now, we need your help to sustain what you started.
We are fiercely protective of our ‘independent’ status and would like to remain so: it helps us provide quality journalism free from biases and agendas. From travelling to the remotest regions to cover various issues to paying local reporters honest wages to encourage them, we spend our money on where it matters.
Now, we seek your support in remaining truly independent, unbiased, and objective. We want to show the world that it is possible to cover issues that matter to the people without asking for corporate and/or government support. We can do it without them; we cannot do it without you.
Support independent journalism, subscribe to EastMojo.

Thank you,
Karma Paljor

Buragohain said a day before the incident the accused approached Tinsukia police with a complaint that his son and daughter-in-law are not allowing him to install a CCTV camera. “They had a tussle over the installation of CCTV camera,” he said.

Meanwhile, Tinsukia police has registered a case and an investigation is underway.

Also Read | Assam-Meghalaya border row: Students’ bodies form joint peace committee

Trending Stories

Latest Stories

Leave a comment

Leave a comment