In a sensational triple murder, Kolkata Police on Saturday recovered bodies of three members of a family — a woman and her two teenage sons — from their posh third-floor apartment in Palm Avenue in South Kolkata, right opposite CPM leader and former chief minister Budhhadeb Bhattacharjee's residence.
Reports say the husband, Neil Fonseca, was found lying in a critical condition with cuts on his neck. The 49-year-old, undergoing treatment in a city hospital, reportedly told the police that he was forced to kill his wife Jessica after she murdered their twin sons Tarren and Joshua, both Class 9 students.
"The murder took place early in the morning. The husband is also injured and admitted in the hospital. He has given us some statements. Primarily, it seems family conflict led to this.
"There are several injuries by heavy objects. The exact reason will come out in the post-mortem," Joint Commissioner of Police Debashish Boral was quoted, as saying in a Business Standard report.
Officers from the local Karaya Police Station rushed to the spot and recovered the blood-soaked bodies after getting information that the family was not responding to phone calls.
Police are looking at a possible case of adultery and resultant friction among the family members who usually avoided socializing with neighbours and generally kept to themselves, add local TV channels.
According to a report in DNA, the couple who returned last night from a party at a city club, got into a brawl.
Neil, the father of the two sons and daughter Samantha, claimed in his statement to the police that after emerging from a shower, he found his two sons murdered by wife Jessica. Later, both of them got into a fight with sharp knives, leaving each other seriously injured.
In a throwback to the infamous Aarushi murder case, what has raised the suspicion of the investigators is that when this entire incident was taking place, daughter Samantha and Neil's sister-in-law Shabana Ansar were sleeping in the room next door but did not hear any sound.
Senior Kolkata Police officers inspected the site along with homicide squad personnel. Sniffer dogs were also taken to the building.