- Youth killed four people including parents in Malda district
- The accused had fled after carrying out the incident four months ago.
- The young man kept on demanding money from the family members
A brutal case of mass murder has come to light in Malda, West Bengal. About four months ago, a youth killed four family members by feeding them sleeping pills and buried them in a room. After that he kept running to hide here and there. The 19-year-old accused was arrested on Saturday. The bodies of accused Asif Mohammad’s father Javed Ali (50), mother Ira Bibi (45), sister Arifa Khatoon (17) and grandmother Aleksan Bibi (75) have been removed and sent for postmortem.
A senior police officer said that this case is from Gurutola village under Kaliachak police station area. The matter came to light on Friday when the accused’s brother Arif Mohammad (21) went to Kaliachak police station and informed the police about the incident. After this accident, Arif was continuously changing his place for four months. Arif somehow managed to escape.
killed by drowning by feeding sleeping pills
Superintendent of Police Alok Rajoria said, ‘On the night of February 28, Asif gave sleeping pills mixed with cold drink to all the members of his family, after which they all fainted. Asif put a bandage on the faces of all the people, drowned the four people in a reservoir of the house and then buried the bodies in the floor of a room. Asif’s elder brother Arif somehow untied the bandage tied on his mouth and after a little scuffle with Asif escaped from there. During these four months, Arif went to many places including Kolkata.
money was demanded from the family
In the preliminary investigation, it has come to light that the accused Asif had demanded money from his family. Several lakh rupees and electronic gadgets including a television set, phone, CCTV cameras and a laptop have been recovered from his house. Investigation is on to find out the reason behind the murder.
Asif did not interact with neighbors
Block Development Officer (BDO) Mamoon Akhtar said that the complainant has also been taken into custody for questioning. According to the BDO, the accused told his neighbors that his father, mother, sister and grandmother had gone to live in their Kolkata flat. Neighbors told that Asif lived alone and did not mix with people and did not allow anyone to enter the house. A neighbor named Mohammad Ali said, “Asif used to come out of the house only to take online food delivery. When asked about the family members, he used to say that they have gone to Kolkata.
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