Man nabbed in West Bengal with bodies of woman, child in bags

Accused was caught when a passenger saw him dump a bag into the Hooghly River

Kolkata: A man in West Bengal’s Hooghly district was arrested on Saturday when he was trying to dispose off the bodies of a woman and a minor girl suspected to be killed by him.

The accused Samaresh Sarkar, was caught with three trolley bags inside which the dismembered bodies of a woman and a minor girl were found. He was caught by fellow passengers after he threw the bags into the river while riding a ferry.

"The passengers of the ferry grew suspicious after Sarkar threw the bags into the river and detained him. We  found dismembered bodies of a woman and a six-year-old girl," Superintendent of Police (Hooghly) Pravin Tripathi said.

"Sarkar is employed with a nationalised bank in Durgapur (Burdwan district). He boarded a ferry this morning with a view to dispose off the bodies. Prima facie it appears he killed the woman and the child," added Tripathi.

Police are yet to ascertain Sarkar’s relationship with the victims.

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