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Man kills wife for refusing to serve food

delhi Updated: Mar 16, 2011 23:43 IST
HT Correspondent

The police have arrested a man for strangulating his wife after she refused to serve him dinner on Tuesday.

Shivani (28), mother of a two-year-old boy, was strangulated with her duppatta in her Patel Nagar house after an argument with her husband Govind got worse, police said.

"The woman's husband has confessed to having strangulated her because he couldn't take her constant nagging about his inability to buy a house in Delhi," said a senior police officer.

Police said the incident came to light when Govind's aunt visited the couple's first floor residence the next morning.

The police said the couple argued daily about Govind's inability to buy a house in the city. "Every time they would have a fight, Shivani would refuse to cook for him," the officer said.

Police said Govind, who is from Badayun in Uttar Pradesh and works as a weaver at a factory near his house, was refused dinner by his wife after he reached home from work.

"On Tuesday night she again started nagging him about how he couldn't buy her a house and how he wasn't a man. In a fit of rage, Govind pounced upon her and strangulated her with her dupatta," said the officer.

Police said a dazed Govind thought that his wife was just angry and sleeping.

"It is only after their two-year-old son Karan started crying in the morning and she refused to move at his repeated requests to look after him that Govind realised what had happened," the officer said.