A man allegedly beat his wife to death, in Virar early on Sunday, suspecting her of cheating on him.
Dharmaraj Yadav, 36, hit his wife Amravati on the head repeatedly with a wooden log in public after which the 30-year-old collapsed in a pool of blood. Neighbours who witnessed the incident informed the police after which Yadav was arrested.
According to the police, Yadav would quarrel with his wife regularly as he thought that she was being unfaithful to him.
Around 3am on Sunday, Yadav reached his first floor flat in Raj Govind Apartment, Phoolpada, Virar (East) drunk but refused to enter the house. He asked Amravati to step out of the house as he wanted to speak with her but she refused and told Yadav to step inside the house and not create a scene. Enraged at this, Yadav dragged Amravati down the stairs where they had a heated argument in which Yadav accused Amravati of having extra marital affairs whenever he went out of town. His wife denied the allegation but in a fit of rage, Yadav picked up a wooden log used to wash clothes and hit Amravati repeatedly on the head after which she collapsed, claimed sources from the police.
“The neighbours who witnessed the incident early in the morning ruckus informed us about it and we arrested Yadav from the site,” said inspector Younis Shaikh of Virar police station. He added, “Yadav showed no remorse for his act and we have collected the murder weapon from him. He will be produced before the Vasai court on Monday.”
According to police sources, Yadav was allegedly involved in illegal construction of chawls and buildings. He stayed in a joint family and has three children.