Grandson severs grandmother's head in fit of rage in West Midnapore

10 Feb 2017

A youth was arrested today after he stabbed and killed his grandmother, severed her head and threw it in the nearby jungle in a fit of rage, the police said.
The incident happened this evening in Noaga village within the jurisdiction of Sankrail police station in West Midnapore district. Police officers probing the incident said Radha Kanta Bera, the grandson of Chenti Bera (60) suspected the elderly woman was practising witchcraft and there was altercation over the issue between the two today. In a fit of rage, Radha Kanta stabbed and killed his grandmother with a sharp weapon and later on severed her head from the body, the police said adding, when villagers tried to chase him, he ran inside the jungle close to the village and threw the severed head there.
District superintendent of police Bharati Ghosh said Radha Kanta was mentally deranged and has been arrested.The police are searching for the severed head in the jungle, she said.