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Police suspects husband in Kolkata triple murder case


Kolkata: A day after the body of a woman and her two twin sons were found blood-soaked from inside their posh Palm Avenue flat here, police today said initial probe indicates her husband, who was also found in critical condition from the house, to be behind the triple murder.

As per the evidences collected from the bedroom of the third floor apartment, where the bodies of Jessica Fonseca (42) and her twin sons – Darren and Joshua, class IX students, were found, showed no sign of any struggle contrary to the statement given by her husband Neil Fonseca (49), a senior police officer told PTI.

Neil, who was rescued in a critical condition and is currently under treatment at a city nursing home, in a written statement to the police yesterday claimed that there was a fight between him when Jessica after she saw him checking his phone at 4.30 am last morning and suspected him of having an extra-marital affair.

“But evidences hardly show that there was any struggle or fight between any of the four persons present in that bedroom,” the detective department officer said.

Asked if it was a pre-meditated murder, the officer said, “It is yet to be verified but going by the circumstances it seems that there is a hidden story.”

Police were waiting for the viscera report, which may take some time, to ascertain if the woman and the twins were drugged to sleep, the officer added.

Neil, an interior decorator by profession, had previously admitted to having an affair three years ago which had spoiled his relation with Jessica.

In his written statement, Neil said he was checking messages on his phone at around 4.30 am yesterday when Jessica woke up and finding him with his phone started quarreling before attacking him with a knife, police said.

She had also stabbed the twins and this had enraged Neil, who then hit with a dumbbell and then slit her throat with a kitchen knife, he claimed.

Police is verifying the veracity of Neil’s statement that there was a fight between him and Jessica, the officer said, adding it is difficult to believe that they had a scuffle and neither of the twins woke up nor did his 85-year-old mother or teenage daughter, both sleeping in the adjoining room, were disturbed.

“We are waiting for Neil to be out of hospital. Then he will be questioned,” the official said.

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