The Tamil Nadu police on Wednesday, November 10, arrested Sheikh Muddassar who has been accused of murdering his wife Meena from Bardhaman, West Bengal.
According to police, Muddassar was employed as a daily-wage laborer in Odisha where he met a young woman named Meena who was also working there as a daily-wage earner. The accused started a relationship with Meena and subsequently, they got married. After marriage, the couple relocated to Tamil Nadu. They also have a four-month-old baby. Tamil Nadu police state that there were frequent quarrels between Muddassar and Meena and the accused was also known to physically assault his wife.
As per Minjur police, Meena’s body was recovered on Saturday, November 6, from a pond in Tamil Nadu’s Anuppampattu station area. A thin nylon rope was found around her neck. Following this discovery, the police registered a case of unnatural death and initiated investigations. The body was sent for autopsy and the reports verified that the victim died of suffocation. With these revelations, and based on the allegations put forward by the mother of the deceased, the officials of Minjur police station filed a case of murder and conducted their investigations accordingly.
It was observed that Muddassar was missing right after his wife’s death which raised suspicions of the officials. They started tracking the locations of his mobile phone which first directed them to the City Center area of Durgapur in West Bengal’s Paschim Bardhaman district. The Minjur police raided the area on Tuesday, November 9. Muddassar realized the threat to him seeing police surveillance in the area and fled to Bardhaman; the police, following the location of his mobile, chased him to Bardhaman and nabbed him from a tea shop at Bardhaman city’s Police line area.
Minjur police have confirmed that Sheikh Muddassar, a resident of Kuthirampur in Murshidabad district of West Bengal, has confessed to the murder. The detainee was produced in the District Court the following day. Investigating Officer M Velumani had appealed to the court that the accused is required to be taken to Tamil Nadu for further investigation and also applied for a three-day transit remand to take Muddassar to Tamil Nadu, the state where the crime occurred. That appeal has been granted by the court of Burdhaman. Further investigations are currently underway.
This is the second consecutive incident of men from the Muslim community from West Bengal going to different states for menial jobs and committing heinous crimes against women. Before this, we have reported how one Masidur Alam of Malda, West Bengal had murdered a 10-year-old in Bihar where he had been working as a construction worker.
With local self-styled political personalities in the state suggesting that men from the “cow-belt” states come to West Bengal and harass women here, the data has constantly shown the opposite to be true. We are concerned if the West Bengal administration is even taking note of the rise in the violence against women committed by the miscreants from minority-dominated rural districts of West Bengal.
Musidhar Alam murder cases of bihar & TN to make CM of Bengal as a respondent, as illegal migrants rhogyians are given aadhar, voter ID, to be used as vote banks, these migrants are to identified by NRC defranchaised & deported, TN courts to issue notice to CM Bengal to execute SC ruling for deportation of rhogyians…