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Hooghly: A man in Hooghly district has hacked his mother-in-law dead following a dispute over property.

The incident took place today at Sahapur village under Tarakeswar police station area in Hooghly. The victim mother-in-law has been identified as Krishna Kar (58) while the accused son-in-law is Srikanta Garai.

Ever since marriage, Garai used to stay in his in-laws house. Gradually he started stacking a claim on the properties of his in-laws but latter are not ready give him anything and this resulted in a discord.

Today afternoon, Garai came home drunk and got into brawl with his mother-in-law. In the course of this, he picked up a meat chopper and stabbed her repeatedly.

A grievously injured Kar was rushed to Tarakeswar Rural Hospital by other members of the family. She was declared brought dead by the doctor on duty.

Soon after this, police arrested Garai on the basis of a complaint lodged by the family. He will be produced in Chandannagar Sub-divisional Hospital on Tuesday.