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Man kills sister-in-law, two sons

Statesman News Service | Kalimpong |

One Surya Bhujel, 35, killed his sister-in-law, 28, a widow, along with her two sons Akrith, 8 and Atith, 6, at Dara Gaun in Gairibaas, Jaldhaka, in Kalimpong district on Sunday night. Gory photographs circulated in the social media showed the bodies lying in a pool of blood, while one of the boys was hacked to death while he slept on the bed, and Junita Bhujel, the widow, was almost beheaded.

Sources said that Junita’s husband drowned in the river nearby a few months ago and that she was living with her in-laws after that. Police later said that Junita’s husband worked in the Cinchona plantation, while the accused, Surya, wanted his job. “There were often fights in the house regarding the employment,” sources said. “Junita’s father-in-law witnessed his other son Surya killing the trio with a sharp knife.

The motive was that Surya wanted the husband’s job, but Junita wanted to take it herself so that she could look after her two sons,” Kalimpong SP Ajeet Singh Yadav said. Surya was today produced in the Kalimpong court, which sent him in five days’ police remand. It may be noted that a similar triple murder had taken place at Kaffer Charkhol in the district in 2014.

Sources said that the accused surrendered right after the murder at the Jaldhaka police station. “I often used to quarrel with my sister-in-law at home, but I didn’t know that I would murder them. Last night, I was drunk.

That is the reason why I did something that I shouldn’t have done. I am regretting now, I had no enmity with my sister-in-law. When I realized the crime, I went to the police station to surrender,” Surya said as he was taken away in a police van.