Kolkata: Woman arrested for trying to 'kill' two salesmen
Madhumanti Saha, in her 50s, has been arrested from her residence in New Alipore area of Kolkata for allegedly trying to "kill" two salesmen of a kitchen-chimney company when they went to her home yesterday to receive payment for the chimney she had purchased a month back, police said. She allegedly spiked the drinks she had offered to salesmen Amit Chakraborty and Somnath Mondal.
Amit Chakraborty fell unconscious after having the spiked drink: Police
Amit Chakraborty fell unconscious after having the "spiked" drink while Somnath seeing him in that state tried to contact his seniors but was stopped by the woman, the officer said quoting the complaint of the company. "First the woman tried to snatch Somnath's phone and unleash(ed) her dog on him when he tried to contact his senior officials," the officer said.
Somnath managed to escape and informed the police
Somnath, somehow, managed to escape and went to the New Alipore police station and then rescued Amit, who was in an unconscious state, and admitted him to a nearby hospital, the officer said.
What was the matter?
"She (Saha) had purchased a chimney last month and paid the amount through a cheque which bounced. When she was informed... she said she will be paying the amount in cash and had invited officials," the investigating officer said. "We've collected evidence from the spot and sent it for forensic tests to ascertain whether poison was used in the drinks or not," he added.