A DAY after a 40-year-old man was found dead after killing his wife and son and two others in Kolkata, the police on Friday said Sankar Karmakar committed suicide after committing the murders.
The police are yet to find any evidence that points towards the involvement of a sixth person in the murders. “The entire plot was hatched by Sankar. We are still investigating the matter. It appears that Sankar was in state of murderous frenzy, which led to these brutal murders,” said a police officer.
Terming the murders as an “unique case”, the investigators said that preliminary postmortem report reveals that Sankar ran amok while committing one murder after another and tried to “chop his own genitals” before cutting his wrist. In a state of “murderous frenzy”, he slit his throat later, the autopsy report added.
Bodies of Sankar, 34-year-old Rohini Chakraborty and daughter Iyasha (3) were found from a flat at Garfa in the city’s outskirts early Thursday. Later, bodies of Karmakar’s wife and their 11-year-old son Aritra were found from his Harinavi residence in south Kolkata.
Karmakar first murdered his wife and son at his Harinavi residence on Wednesday night and then came to Garfa where Rohini — with whom he was allegedly involved — and her daughter lived.
According to the police, the first two murders were pre-planned. During investigation, it has also been found that Karmakar was facing a debt of Rs 35 lakh. Often, people used to come to his residence asking for money.
“Sankar was facing a crisis both on the personal and financial fronts. He planned to kill his wife and son. He reached his residence around 9.30 pm on Wednesday and killed Poulami. His son was not home at that time. When Aritra returned from a coaching class, Sankar killed him too,” a senior police officer said.
“After committing the crime, Sankar left and asked the caretaker of his flat not to disturb his wife and son as they were sleeping,” he added.
During interrogation, Rohini’s family members have told police that she was kept in the dark about Sankar’s first wife and son. She reportedly came to know about his family only after she gave birth to their daughter Iyasha. After Iyasha’s birth, Sankar took Rohini to a rented flat at Garfa. Rohini used to work as a singer in a hotel when she met Sankar.
On Wednesday night, Sankar and Rohini had a fight and a scuffle broke out. In the morning, Sankar strangled Iyasha. When Rohini tried to resist, she was attacked with blade and knife. After murdering Rohini, Sankar killed himself, said a police officer.