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By A Newsman

Hooghly, 06 July: A man at Serampore in Hooghly district today surrendered at the local police station after having killed his wife over the suspicion that she was into an extra-marital affair.

Chotu Sheikh walked up straight to the Serampore police station and left the cops startled by confessing that he had hacked his wife to death and then disposed of the body on the banks on Hooghly river.

Police subsequently rushed to the river bank at Serampore’s Silpara area and found the dead body of Sahana Begum in a jute sack. The body had multiple injury marks and had decomposed partially, making police conclude that the murder was probably committed a day or two before.

Chotu, who has a one-year-child from Sahana, told cops that his wife was having an extra-marital affair with a man from the neighbourhood. During a brawl over this, he ended up killed his wife with a sharp weapon, he said.

Police today produced him before the Serampore court and have taken him in custody for further questioning. The family of Sahan, however, claimed that she has been murdered over dowry.

“Chotu married her about two years ago and ever since he was demanding Rs 1 lakh as dowry and a car as Sahana’s father works in Saudi Arab and earns well. He began physically torturing her even since the birth of the child, and has now ended up killing her,” Sahana’s uncle Muhammad Izaz said.

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