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Bihar man bludgeons wife to death for delay in serving breakfast

The Muzaffarpur senior superintendent of police said accused Subodh Rai had a criminal antecedent and he had killed one of his brothers 10 years back.

india Updated: May 24, 2017 13:31 IST
Ajay Kumar
Ajay Kumar
Hindustan Times, Patna
Accused Subodh Rai has been arrested.
Accused Subodh Rai has been arrested. (HT photo)

A man, on bail in a murder case of his brother, bludgeoned his wife to death allegedly for delay in serving him breakfast in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, 71 km north of state capital, Patna.

The incident, that took place on Sunday morning at Mohammadpur Sura village in Gaighat police station area, nearly 40 km east of Muzaffarpur, came to light when accused Subodh Rai, 55, reported the crime to his children.

Rai was arrested after his son Rishi Kumar informed the police about the incident.

The police recovered the body of Krishna Devi, 50, from Rai’s house and sent it to Sri Krishna Medical College and Hosptial, Muzaffarpur, for autopsy.

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According to the FIR registered on the statement of Kumar, Rai and Devi had exchanged heated words in the morning over delay in serving breakfast. “The matter was then settled after we and one of my uncles intervened. Son after my father had his lunch, he told us that he again entered into an argument with my mother when she was feeding cattle and, in a fit of rage, started hitting her with a brick. She died instantly,” Kumar said in his complaint.

Kumar, eldest of Rai’s four children, said in the FIR that before narrating the incident Rai’s behavior was normal and he also had his bath.

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Confirming the killing, senior superintendent of police Vivek Kumar said Rai had a criminal antecedent. He had killed one of his brothers 10 years back in a similar fashion and was currently on bail,” the SSP said.

Gaighat police station SHO Rajesh Chaudhury said police were interrogating Rai for more details about the incident. But, he was maintaining silence since the incident,” said Chaudhury.

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