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By A Newsman

Siliguri, 11 October: A drug-addict father has hacked his minor son to death at a tea garden at Mal block in Jalpaiguri district.

The incident took place today morning at Jogesh Chandra tea garden, making the police arrest the accused father Mintu Oran on charges of murder.

His elder daughter, Sanjana, has told police that her brother Sushanta (12) was asleep at their hutment this morning when their father hacked him to death with a sharp weapon. Hearing screams she hurried into the room to find her brother lying in a pool of blood.

Sanjana cried out for help and this made neighbours rush to their home and nab Mintu. Subsequently, a team from Kranti police outpost came and arrested the drug addict father. Dead body of his son was sent to Jalpaiguri district hospital for post-mortem.

It is not clear at this point whether there was any immediate reason for the father to kill his minor son or he did it in a fit of drug inflicted rage.