Kolkata: At a time when the sensational Sheena Bora murder mystery is giving sleepless nights to Mumbai Police officials, another bizarre incident of an extra-marital affair and a subsequent violent end to the saga has emerged in West Bengal on Saturday.
According to a report published in Hindustan Times, the city police today arrested a bank manager after he was caught red-handed with bags containing chopped body parts of a woman with whom he was allegedly having an extra-marital affair.
Surprisingly, police has recovered another bag from Samaresh Sarkar, the 47-year-old manager of a Central Bank of India branch in Durgapur, which contains some body parts of the deceased 5-year-old daughter.
According to the report, Sarkar was caught dumping the bags in the Hooghly river from a boat in full public view.
"Sarkar chopped up the body of the woman into three pieces and kept them in three trolley bags. We found the upper and lower parts of her body in two bags, but could not find the head of the woman and the body of the child. We have deployed a team of eight divers to trace it (the third bag)," the report quoted a senior cop as saying.
However, Sarkar refuted the allegations levelled on him, saying the victim was 34-year-old Sucheta Chakraborty, a customer of the branch where he was the manager. He was involved in an affair with Chakraborty, who was separated from her husband. She lived in Durgapur with her five-year-old daughter.
Sarkar, a father of two, further said when he visited the residence of Chakraborty on Friday afternoon, she demanded that he should marry her without any delay.
"He claimed that Chakraborty drowned her daughter in a cistern in a fit of rage and the child died within minutes. When she found that Sarkar was still not ready to marry her, she grabbed a knife and slit her throat. The theory appeared highly unlikely," a police officer said.
Refuting Sarkar's claim, police charged him with sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code.