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Man axes wife to death; consumes insecticide to kill self in Andhra

PTI  Karimnagar, January 02, 2013
First Published: 19:28 IST(2/1/2013) | Last Updated: 19:30 IST(2/1/2013)

A man on Wednesday axed his wife to death and later attempted suicide by consuming insecticide at Kothapalli village in Karimnagar, after the childless couple had an altercation, police said.

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The incident took place under Ramagundam police limits, when Bodakunta Kumaraswamy (50) attacked wife Rajeshwari (45) during a quarrel, after she accused him of not being able to father a child.

Enraged Kumaraswamy attacked her with an axe on the head, killing her on the spot, police said.

When his mother-in-law Laxmi (65) tried to intervene, she was also hit with the axe, injuring her seriously following which she was admitted to a government hospital in a critical condition, they said.

Shocked to see both the women in a pool of blood, the accused consumed insecticide to end his life.

He has been hospitalised and his condition is reported to be stable, police said.

A case has been registered and investigations are on, they added.


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