Man killed by Father-in-Law for ‘religious reasons’

AGARTALA, Tripura: Three years ago, Tapas Bin fell in love with Jentukly and got married. Two days ago, his father-in-law cut off his head. The provocation was that Tapas, a Christian refused to ‘convert’ to Hinduism. His father-in-law wanted the ‘purity’ of his line preserved.  This happened in the north east Indian state of Tripura.

In what is being seen as a ‘ritualistic’ killing, a Tripura government official beheaded his Christian son-in-law after he refused to embrace Hinduism, police said on Thursday.

” Gobinda Jamatia, 55, beheaded his son-in-law Tapas Bin with the help of Krishnapada Jamatia on Saturday night. They threw the body into a rivulet at Teliamura in western Tripura,” Chandan Saha, a senior police official here, told a local media organisation.

Police arrested Krishnapada, 42, Wednesday night. However, Gobinda, who is employed with the science and technology department of the state government, remains absconding.

Krishnapada, who allegedly practises sorcery, confessed to the crime and gave a detailed account of the brutal killing, the police official said.

“According to the preliminary investigation, Gobinda killed Tapas with the help of Krishnapada after Tapas refused to convert to Hinduism from Christianity,” Saha said.

Tapas, 35, used to give private tutions to Gobinda’s daughter Jentuly and married her about three years ago. The couple has a one-year-old son.

“My father did not recognise our marriage and had been pushing Tapas to convert to Hinduism, which he refused. My father might kill me and my son too,” Jentuly told the police.

Before beheading Tapas, Gobinda and Krishnapada conducted a ‘puja’ as per a traditional ritual, police said.

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One Response to Man killed by Father-in-Law for ‘religious reasons’

  1. k-smartie

    May 31, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Goes to show what a terrible thing religion without spirituality can be.
    Whenever I hear of killings in the name of religion, I feel angry and sad, and wish somebody would just ban religion!

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