Man smashes wife’s head with a stone, stabs her to death in Mumbai
According to the police, the accused believed his wife was having an extra-marital affairmumbai Updated: Feb 12, 2018 21:01 IST
A 45-year-old real estate agent killed his wife by smashing her head with a stone and stabbing her at their Vashi residence on Sunday, said police. The couple has a 11-year-old son.
According to the police, the accused believed his wife was having an extra-marital affair. “The accused had also told Snehal’s brothers about his suspicion. He had asked them take her back to their residence a few months ago,” said Deepak Barkale, assistant police inspector from Vashi police station.
On Sunday, Snehal’s brothers called her up for some work. When she didn’t answer, they called her husband, but he too didn’t pick up. “Scared, they went to their residence. The main entrance was locked. Through a window, they saw Snehal lying in a pool of blood. They broke open the door and took her to a nearby hospital. She was declared brought dead,” he said.
“Prima facie, it appears the accused killed his wife by hitting her with a stone used for grinding spices. He also attacked her with a knife. We have recovered the stone and knife from the house,” Barkale said.
A case has been registered under section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). “We have sent our teams to different places to look for the accused,” another police officer said.
The police did not disclose the name as he is yet to be arrested.
First Published: Feb 12, 2018 21:01 IST