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Woman forced to have sex with tantrik for son kills self

Last Updated: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 21:08

Jalpaiguri (WB): Four persons were arrested here in connection with the suicide of a 39-year-old woman who was allegedly forced by her husband and in-laws to have sexual relations with a tantrik so that she could bear a male child, police said on Thursday.

The husband of deceased Swapna Roy, Sukumar, her in laws, Suren and Shobharani and sister-in-law Draupadi, were arrested and sent to 14-day judicial custody today, they said.

According to an FIR lodged by the victim`s mother, Swapna told her before dying that she was forced by her husband and in-laws to have sexual relations with the tantrik brought by Sukumar for three days as the family wanted a male child.

Swapna, who died at a government hospital on December 28, set herself on fire on December 17 after her ordeal with the tantrik ended for three days.

Sukumar, a driver by profession, and Swapna had two daughters aged 11 years and four years.

Swapna`s mother alleged in the FIR that her daughter was tortured by her in-laws for failing to give birth to a son.

The police said they could not record Swapna`s statement in hospital as her condition was not well.

When produced before the Alipurduar SDJM`s court today, the accused, all residents of interior Kamakhyaguri near the Assam-West Bengal border, were remanded in 14 days judicial custody today.

The police were searching for the tantrik, who was possibly from Assam.


First Published: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 21:07

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