Brother shoots dead sister in Serampore

Used to quarrel with her over affair with a boy
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14 Feb 2017

The police is on the lookout for a 22-year-old youth who allegedly shot dead his 26-year-old sister at Serampore town in Hooghly district early today in what appeared to be a case of honour killing.

The police said that it recovered the body of Neetu Singh lying in a pool of blood at the house of Umesh Singh in the Srikrishna Bazaar area of Serampore town in the early hours. The police quoted Umesh as saying that he heard the sound of a gunshot and rushed to an adjacent room to find his daughter lying dead.
The brother, Amit Singh, and his sister often had quarrels about Neetu's relationship with a boy and the police suspected that the killing was related to it.

Repenting the death of her daughter, Umesh said: "Never thought he could do this. He has finished the family". Though Umesh said it was Amit who fired the gun, he did not mention his son's name in the written complaint. Search is on for Amit and police officials are suspecting that he has escaped catching a train from a nearby station. At present the police is also trying to find out the source of the firearm that Amit used. 

Umesh Singh has a small shop on Ezra Street in central Kolkata. The police said that though it was likely to be a case of honour kiling, it did not rule out the property angle either.