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Indian woman arrested in Oman over husband's murder

world Updated: Oct 29, 2013 16:18 IST

An Indian woman has been arrested in Oman for allegedly stabbing her alcoholic husband to death in a fit of rage.

The Royal Oman Police (ROP) arrested Neena Varghese at the coastal town of Sur, about 200 km east of Muscat. The woman worked as a teacher at the Indian School in Sur.

"The lady is under arrest and her husband's body is in police mortuary in Muscat," a spokesman for the ROP was quoted as saying by Gulf News.

According to a source, the deceased was in inebriated state when he was killed. The couple from India's southern state of Kerala often had fights over his habit.

"It seems that the husband, identified as Benny Varghese, had assaulted his wife, before she unintentionally took his life," the source said.

People close to the family in Sur are now co-ordinating with the police and the Indian embassy to send the body back to India.

Efforts are made to send the two daughters, aged 11 and 13, to India as the mother is in police custody and there is no one to look after them.