Man slits wife throat at police station

A man slit his wife?s throat on Sunday inside the Mahila police station here, throwing the guardians of law into a tailspin.

india Updated: May 29, 2006 20:02 IST

A man slit his wife’s throat on Sunday inside the Mahila police station here, throwing the guardians of law into a tailspin.

Some police personnel received injuries, one of them has had his finger bitten off, while they were trying to save the woman. The victim was rushed to a hospital where her condition is reported to be serious.

The victim, Suman (28), a resident of Suraj Nagar and her husband, Tulsi Ram Gaur were called to the Mahila police station’s family counselling centre after she complained that Tulsi frequently beat her up, police said.

The accused reportedly suspected his wife of infidelity. The couple was waiting for their turn on the bench inside the police station when they had an altercation and Tulsi Ram whipped out a knife and slit her throat. it. Shell-shocked police personnel tried to save the woman and were in the process injured. This is a rare incident of a person committing assault within the police station.

Although the injury was not too deep the victim bled profusely. The accused was arrested. He had gone to New Market for lunch and brought a knife, which he had kept hidden under his shirt, his wife said.

The accused bit off the finger of a policeman Anuj Pratap Singh and severed it completely while another woman personnel was reportedly injured. Police said that Suman, a resident of Sevani Gaud village near Bhadbhada, was married to Tulsi Ram, who works at a jewellery shop, five years ago.

The couple has two children. However, one, Guddu, who lived in the neighbourhood often came to their house and Tulsi suspected Suman of having illicit relations with Guddu. Recently Tulsi had reached home earlier than the usual time and found Guddu in the house. He scolded him and the latter attacked Tulsi Ram with scissors. Subsequently, a case was registered with Kamla Nagar police station against Guddu.

After the incident Tulsi Ram got stricter with Suman and often beat her up. She approached the Mahila police station and the couple was called today for mediation.

First Published: May 29, 2006 20:02 IST