Client shoots sex worker dead, kills himselfNovember 5th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) A man who used to visit a sex worker regularly shot her dead before killing himself at her residence in the city’s largest red-light district of Sonagachi, police said Wednesday. The incident took place in the north Kolkata area under the jurisdiction of Battala police station.
“Shika Singh was shot dead by Dilip Patihar early Wednesday at her residence at Sonagachi. After shooting Singh, Patihar shot himself in the head. Police recovered both bodies from Singh’s bedroom,” Deputy Commissioner (north) P.K. Ghosh told reporters.
According to police, Patihar, a plastic dealer from Howrah town, used to visit Singh regularly.
“Neighbours heard a heated altercation between the two late Tuesday night over Singh’s pregnancy. They also heard some loud sounds, but didn’t pay attention,” said a senior police officer of Battala police station.
Police said around 4 a.m. Wednesday Patihar shot Singh in the chest and then shot himself.
“Singh’s neighbour Tara sent a boy to call her for breakfast in the morning. He found both the bodies lying in a pool of blood,” police said.