Suspecting his wife of having an illicit relationship, a man allegedly tonsured his wife's head and hanged her upside down in Mall area here, police said on Friday.
The accused Shiv Kumar, who was in an inebriated state, beat his wife on October three, tied her hands and then tonsured her head.
The accused along with his brothers then hanged her upside down and left the place after throwing chilly powder on her face leaving her unconscious, police said on the basis of the complaint.
An FIR has been registered in the matter and police has launched a manhunt to nab Shiv Kumar and his brothers Ram and Shiv Baran.
Taking note of the laxity of police in dealing with the case, authorities have suspended the SHO and sent three constables to police lines.