A murder-suicide in Barrackpore is currently engaging the attention of police after a 35-year-old woman was chopped to death.
The victim, Omatie Deobarran, of Oropouche South Trace, Barrackpore, reportedly had a heated argument with her 41-year-old husband Amar Deobarran around 7:45pm, during which time the exchange became violent.
The man dealt Deobarran a number of chop wounds, killing her at the scene.
He then ingested a poisonous substance, was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but later succumbed.
Deobarran was a mother of two young children and according to reports, she had recently filed for divorce.
Investigations are ongoing.