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Shocking! Kolkata woman arrested for allegedly attempting to kill two salesmen by spiking their drinks to avoid payment

Madhumanti Saha, in her 50s, has been arrested from her residence in New Alipore for allegedly spiking drinks she had offered to the two salesmen.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Kolkata [ Published on: August 25, 2018 23:21 IST ]
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In a shocking incident, this time from Kolkata, a woman has been arrested from the New Alipore area for allegedly trying to “kill” two salesmen of a kitchen-chimney company when they went to her home to receive payment for a product she had purchased a month ago, police said on Saturday.

Madhumanti Saha, in her 50s, has been arrested from her residence in New Alipore for allegedly spiking drinks she had offered to the two salesmen- Amit Chakraborty and Somnath Mondal of a chimney company when they went to their home to receive payment for the chimney she ordered, said a senior official of Kolkata Police.

Somnath, somehow, managed to escape and went to the New Alipore police station and then rescued Amit in an unconscious state and admitted him to a nearby hospital, he said. Police arrested the woman after the company lodged a complaint against her in connection with the matter.

“She had purchased a chimney last month and paid the amount through a cheque which bounced. When she was informed about the matter, she said she will be paying the amount in cash and had invited officials from the company,” the investigating officer (IO) in the case said.

Asked whether, the woman tried to kill the two persons by "poisoning" them, the officer said, "We have collected evidences from the spot and sent it for forensic tests to ascertain whether poison was used in the drinks or not."

(With PTI inputs)

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