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Cooch Behar: Fed up with the routine torture on his wife, a man has hacked his father to death in north Bengal.

The shocking incident has taken place at Salbari village under Tufanganj sub-division in Cooch Behar district on Thursday night. Police have arrested the killer son Prasenjit Barman and have recovered the sharp weapon with which he killed his father.

Prasenjit’s wife, Mintai Barman, said that her father-in-law Biswanath Barman used to come home in inebriated condition every evening and used to physically assault her on one pretext or the other.

On Thursday evening too he did the same to Minati. Prasenjit, who was at home then, rose in protest. This resulted in a fight between the father and the son. In the course of this, Prasenjit picked up a bamboo cutter and hacked his father.

A critically injured Biswanath was taken to the Tufanganj Sub-divisional Hospital by neighbours, where he was declared dead on arrival. Consequent to this, Baxirhat police station registered a suo motu FIR against the son and arrested him for the murder.

Deceased Biswanth was a daily wage earner; his killer son a farmer.