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Kolkata: Man dies day after admitting to killing wife

Ashok Dutta, who had an electronics equipment business, had reached the police station on Monday night and told the officers that he had murdered his wife following an altercation.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata |
December 14, 2016 12:03:27 am

A day after he confessed that he had strangled his wife and turned himself in at Taltala police station, a 58-year-old businessman on Tuesday died at a local hospital, where he was taken by the police, as he had consumed poison after committing the murder.

Ashok Dutta, who had an electronics equipment business, had reached the police station on Monday night and told the officers that he had murdered his wife following an altercation.

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A police team had rushed to his house on Doctor’s Lane in Kolkata, where they found the body of his wife Mala (52) with a pillow on her face. She had 17 injury marks on her body.

“The bruises and injury marks on her body suggest that she was beaten up before being murdered. We have also recovered blood samples from a pillow cover that was used to strangulate her,” said an officer.

While the accused surrendered at 9.30 pm, police estimated that he had killed his wife around 12.30 pm.

Sources said when Ashok was asked why he surrendered so many hours after the murder, he said he had consumed poison after killing his wife. He claimed to have fallen unconscious. When he regained consciousness a few hours later, he went to the police station and surrendered, he had said.

Post his confession, Ashok was taken to the hospital, where he died on Tuesday evening.

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