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Asansol: MATERNAL uncles today killed a youth at Andal in West Burdwan district for having a love affair with the daughter of one of them.

The incident took place at Chanchani Ruidas Para at Andal and the victim has been identified as Bhumit Ruidas (23). Police have arrested his three maternal uncles ~ Dhiraj Ruidas, Sumit Ruidas, and Dharam Ruidas; the fourth uncle ~ Amar Ruidas ~ is absconding.

Police said that victim Bhumit hailed from Pandabeswar in the same district but used to live at his uncles’ place at Chanchani Ruidas Para. During this, he allegedly developed a love affair with one of his maternal sister.

Upon learning about this, his uncles warned Bhumit to come out the relationship as they found it dishonourable for the family. But the youth did not pay a heed.

Early this morning, Bhumit went to a field nearby his uncles’ house when all the four uncles allegedly hacked him with an iron digging bar. The youth died on the spot.

As soon as the news spread, neighbours launched an attack on the houses of the uncles. They vandalised the houses and also tried to set them on fire. On getting information, a police team rushed to the spot and contained the mob.

Three of the accused uncles were arrested but the fourth one managed to escape. Police have also detained the maternal sister and her mother with whom Bhumit was into a relationship.