Cannibal-Pramila sent to mental asylum

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Maldah: The woman who was found practising cannibalism had been sent to a mental asylum on Friday.The grisly incident happened in Gopalpur village in Malda district on Thursday, where Pramila Mondal, 42, was caught cutting off the skin from the head of her daughter and eating it by her brother-in-law, who went to her house hearing her four-year-old daughter’s screams. The child, who was bleeding profusely, was rushed to Malda Medical College and Hospital where she is currently in the ICU.

“Pramila’s house is next to ours. When my husband entered her house, he could hear little Bharati’s screams. The girl was seated on the mother’s lap crying as she made mincemeat of her. The scene was shocking beyond words. Her son Swarna was sleeping in the room at that time,” Pramila’s sister-in-law Falguni said.Pramila’s husband, who had left home looking for job a year ago, has never returned.

When the villagers beat up the woman, who admitted to cannibalism, but couldn’t explain why she did so. Villagers claim that she was a drug addict and alcoholic and might have done the heinous act in an inebriated state.

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