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Assam woman kills husband for allegedly raping teenage daughter

The woman has been arrested but the police are looking for two suspects in the murder .

india Updated: Jul 31, 2017 12:30 IST
Utpal Parashar
Utpal Parashar
Hindustan Times, Guwahati
Murder,Abusive husband,Rape
Fed up with an abusive husband who allegedly raped their teenage daughter, a woman in upper Assam’s Lakhimpur district murdered him on Sunday.(Representative Photo)

A 45-year old man in Assam’s in Lakhimpur district was murdered by his wife on Sunday for allegedly raping the couple’s teenage daughter.

Manik Narah, a resident of Nowboicha in upper Assam, was killed by his wife Junaki who accused him of raping their daughter on several occasions.

“The woman alleges that her husband routinely misbehaved with their daughter and had even raped her. That’s the reason she decided to kill him,” Sudhakar Singh, superintendant of police Lakhimpur told HT.

Narah’s body, which bore several wound marks, was found from a field by villagers. Preliminary investigation suggests he may have died due to excessive bleeding from injuries inflicted by a sharp dagger.

Despite her allegations of rape and sexual misconduct, Junaki had not filed any complaint against her husband with the police.

“We believe two more people, who are on the run, were involved in the murder. The woman has been arrested and investigations are on to ascertain the exact reason for the murder,” said Singh.

Police quoting villagers say the victim used to misbehave with other girls in the area.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 12:30 IST