Nurse kills son, admits crime

The Telegraph

Kalimpong, Nov. 24: A 34-year-old youth was allegedly killed by his mother at Primtam Road here last night. Soon after the murder, Lakshmi Bhandari appeared before police and confessed to the crime.

The deceased, Pankaj, was unemployed, while his 56-year-old mother is a nurse at the Kalimpong Subdivisional Hospital. She has another son Satyam, 28, and he is also jobless. The woman’s husband had died three-four years ago.

Police sources said the incident occurred around 10pm when Pankaj picked up a fight with his mother and the younger brother. “Satyam told us that Pankaj had brandished a sword-like weapon at him and the mother. To avoid any problem, Satyam walked out of the house, but returned a short time later fearing for the safety of the mother,” said a source.

However, when he entered the mother’s bedroom, Satyam found Pankaj lying on the floor in a pool of blood with his throat slit. “Satyam was told by his mother that she had first struck at Pankaj with a mungro (bat-shaped wood used to wash clothes) and then slit his throat with the same weapon he had been threatening her with,” said the source.

Lakshmi walked to the Thanadara police station with Satyam around midnight and confessed to killing her elder son. “We arrested her on the basis of the complaint lodged by Satyam. She told us she had been bearing with the daily fights and tantrums of her son for the past 11 years. Last night, when Pankaj threatened to kill her, she thought it better to get rid of him than to live with his constant threat,” said the source.

The police and residents of Primtam said fights were frequent at Lakshmi’s house and both her sons were drug addicts.

Pratima, the sister between the two brothers, has been sent word in Calcutta where she works.

The police today produced Lakshmi in a court, which remanded her in judicial custody. “Even though she has taken responsibility for the death of her son, we will be carrying out an investigation to corroborate her claims,” said an officer.

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10 thoughts on “Nurse kills son, admits crime

  1. thomas

    its a sad plight that the youth of kalimpong today are not focused in familial harmony instead are becoming victims of drug abuse and violence.
    if this sort of things continue what will be the future of kalimpong?

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  2. sangay

    it will be like the BRONX ….all the goons have stormed the beautiful place….u just go around n c u will realise. feel pity, it used to be once a beautiful place to live in….THE HEIGHT OF CORRUPTION IS SO HIGH, WHERE W/O FEEDING U WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET UR WORK DONE….SHAME ON U PEOPLE

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  3. navin

    In my point of view Mother should be released on lesser charges because she did this absolutely on self defense if her son came to attack her with sword. When enough is enough there is no alternate solution she did right to get rid off of him. I do understand the feeling of that Mother who suffered those awful 11 years…

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  4. sangay

    Lets not blame the bengal sarkar , our kids after learning few words in english they try to copy the western style, see movies which clearly exposes the use of drugs,tricks of stealing and sex. If the GJMM wants to bring something good in the student’s life they should not allow to function video parlours too. Majority of the students goes to these places by dodging their classes.

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  5. Chilliwho

    Hey Sangay. We can point fingers at many things like video parlours, paan shops selling cigarettes, etc. But i think the main reason is lack of development. There has hardly been any development in our area for a long time now. The road conditions are terrible. The only thing keeping our hill stations alive is the schools. Which by the way is also being affected by the frequent (and senseless) strikes.
    So who is to blame? Those lousy, good for nothing, money gobbling, self proclaimed dictators or so-called politicians. (both bengal sarkar and local)
    These politicians are fooling our peaceful people who are very innocent and gullible.
    I hope and pray that our Kalimpong is peaceful again and free from the clutches of these monsters wearing a savior’s mask.

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  6. sangay

    WELL SAID CHILLIWHO, I NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABT DEVELOPMENTS, FOR THE LAST 21 YEARS WE HAVE SEEN THE ROUGH CONDITION OF THE ROAD, WHERE THERE ARE MORE POT HOLES THAN ROADS, THE DEFORESTATION OF THE HILLS, THE DETERIORATING CONDITION OF THE TOWN IN TERMS OF DEVELOPMENT…..BUT ONE THING IS SURE THAT OUR PEOPLE OF THE HILLS ARE ALSO TO BE BLAMED FOR SUPPORTING ANY LEADER WITH THEIR EYES CLOSED, WHERE ARE ALL THE LEADERS WHO USED TO TALK ABT MATO AND THE GORKHALAND, A NEW FLOWER HAS BLOSSOMED AND THIS WILL TARNISH AS DAYS PASSES. THE SAME PEOPLE ARE SHIFTING FROM ONE PARTY TO ANOTHER, THIS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS THING….I FEEL PITY FOR THE PRESENT SCENARIO OF KALIMPONG WHEN I THINK OF THOSE OLD GOOD DAYS. ANYWAY GOD SAVE KALIMPONG

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