Durgapur man kills wife over suspected illicit affair


In a horrifying incident, a 48 year old man has allegedly stabbed his wife to death on Friday (30 May) night in his Durgapur Steel Township residence as he suspected she had an extra-marital affair. The man, Sarat Chandra Behra, fled soon after the incidence and is absconding.

On Saturday (31 May) Durgapur police recovered the dead body of the housewife from a Durgapur Steel Township quarter at Trunk Road locality. The housewife Sumitra Behra (42) was lying in a pool of blood with throat slit when police arrived.


According to the report of the neighbours and relatives, the couple used to quarrel very often. Unconfirmed sources suggest that the husband had suspicion about the character of his wife. Sarat Behra had a notion that his wife has illicit relationship with a man in the neighbourhood. And it is this belief for which the couple had frequent fights.


The couple has three sons and was residing in a DSP quarter in Trunk Road locality adjacent to Durgapur’s Benachity Market. Sarat Chandra Behra was a contractor in Durgapur Steel Plant and was doing well. Sources suggest that, Sarat Chandra has been a known Trinamool Congress supporter in the locality and was close to Trinamool leaders.

More than 2 days have already elapsed but the police is yet to catch hold of Behra. Police however said that they are investigating the incident and is hopeful of nabbing the culprit early.

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