A 40-year-old year man allegedly strangled his wife to death over an extra-marital affair, police said here on Thursday.
The deceased has been identified as Meva Devi, 35, a resident of Bahiya village in Sirsa district.
According to information, Meva Deva was married with Prem Kumar and they had three children.
Jogender Singh, brother of the deceased, said in his complaint to the police that Prem Kumar had an extra-marital affair with another girl due to which both husband and wife had frequent disputes.
On Wednesday too they had quarreled following which Prem strangled his wife to death at their house and escaped.
Later, when there was a sudden silence, family got suspicious and rushed to the room and found Meva Devi dead. They then informed the police.
The Rania police have lodged an FIR against Prem Kumar on the complaint of Jogender Singh. The accused is on the run. The body was handed over to the family members after postmortem.