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Barasat: A man has died of bullet injuries in North 24-Parganas district on being shot at allegedly by his father-in-law.

The incident has taken place at Goakhali village under Duttapukur police station jurisdiction yesterday night. The accused father-in-law has gone into hiding.

Moni Khan married the daughter of Nur Muhammad of Goakhali a few years ago. Being a poor man with no house of his own, he relocated to his father-in-law’s house soon after the marriage.

Because of this, he used to earn terse remarks from the neighbours and his father-in-law as well. Of late, this created a rift between Khan and his father-in-law. Nur often used to ask Khan to leave his house with his wife (Nur’s daughter) and due to this a brawl had almost become a routine.

Yesterday evening too, a similar brawl broke out between them but the neighbours did not pay a heed considering it of being routine in nature and that it will end soon. However, a little later, they were taken aback hearing gunshots from Nur’s house and rushed to find Khan lying on the floor with bullet injuries.

The neighbours at once rushed the man in his 40’s to Barasat District Hospital. Doctors declared him dead on arrival. With the death of Khan being confirmed, his killer father-in-law Nur went into hiding.

Duttapukur police have registered a murder case against the absconding father-in-law and are trying to find out as to from where he had procured the firearm. Khan’s widow is devastated over the murder of her husband and that too by her father.