Alipurduar, July 25: The unnatural death of a couple has caused a stir in the Khalisamari area of Bhatibari under Shamuktala police station in Alipurduar district. The deceased were identified as Rajesh Dey, 40, and Vijaya Dey, 35.
According to local sources, the couple’s son’s birthday was next Sunday. There is a quarrel between them about celebrating birthday. At around 2 am, Vijaya poured kerosene on his body and set it on fire. On the other hand, her husband Rajesh committed suicide by hanging himself in the teak garden of the house next door after seeing the scene of Vijay being burnt in the fire.
Perth Barman, officer-in-charge of Bhatibari police outpost, Biraj Mukherjee, officer-in-charge of Shamuktala police station and Qutbuddin Khan, sub-divisional police officer rushed to the spot.
Biraj Mukherjee, officer-in-charge of Shamuktala police station, said he had talked to the family members of the deceased at an early stage. Two bodies were recovered and sent to the morgue for autopsy. Police have started investigation into the whole incident.