House wife shot, one arrested

Published on Sunday, 17 November 2019 18:03
Written by Our Correspondant
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Agartala,Nov17,2019: A house wife was shot in her residence,two days after Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb announced that crime against women in Tripura took a nosedive, while addressing Mohila Morcha rally in Agartala.

The daring incident happened in Raypara of Bhubanbon a listed criminal identified as Swapan Bhuiyan and his two accomplices stormed into the  house of the middle-aged housewife named Shivani Sarkar alias Uma (39) in her home on yesterday night. After being shot the lady fell down crying in agony on the veranda of the house and her daughter started crying for help. At this local people rushed to the spot and the miscreants fled by a bike parked outside home. Shivani was shifted to GBP hospital in a serious condition by neighbours.

Police sources said that after visiting the spot they recovered bullet shells fired from .9 MM pistol and an investigation has already been launched . According to information gathered from the victim lady , Shivani had been given an indecent proposal by local criminal Swapan Bhuiyan on the night of Deepawali but she had refused firmly and chased him away. While leaving miscreant Swapan Bhuiyan had threatened Shvani alias Uma with dire consequences. Shivani’s husband is a construction businessman in Rajasthan while her son is also at work in Himachal Pradesh.

 She is battling for her life in GBP hospital. Police have already arrested a culprit Samir Banik , a serial criminal, and produced him in police court today seeking five days remand though the order is yet to be passed.The  search is on for nabbing two other culprits.