Statesman News Service
Durgapur, 4 September
In two separate incidents, two housewives were hounded out of their houses by their husbands and were hacked to death in the Andal police station area in Durgapur today.
Nafisa Ansari, the third wife of Asraf Ansari, a masonry worker associated with a Mumbai-based civil construction company, was attacked by her husband on her way to a computer centre where she was working as a teacher.
The accused stabbed her with a dagger suddenly when she was leaving home for the bus terminus.
He stabbed her in the chest and then sliced her skull with the dagger.
The woman had no chance to escape and the locals didn’t dare come to the woman&’s rescue as the accused waved the dagger at them.
Ansari threw the weapon in a pond and then fled the area.
 He was nabbed near a mosque in South Bazar locality in Andal Railway town this evening. ACP, Asansol Durgapur Police, Mr S Sylvan Murugan said: “Though the accused has been intercepted, the motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained.”
Barely five km away from Nazirabad locality, another housewife Rupa Bauri (33) was attacked allegedly by her husband Ram Bauri, a wage labourer, at around 6 p.m. today.
The woman had come to her native place with her husband. Police said that she had gone out of the residence with her sister.
Ram, who was following them, unleashed an attack on her. Rupa was left on a pool of blood and succumbed on her way to the hospital as Ram had stabbed  her at and around the head with a dagger.
Rupa&’s sister, police said, also sustained injuries while trying to stop Ram. The accused escaped. Police said that the accused suspected that his wife was having an affair with a local youth.