Ludhiana: Enraged over domestic abuse, woman kills husband; attempts suicide
According to police, she first strangulated her husband and later thrashed him with a rod to ensure that he had died. Such was the severity of the thrashing that his eyeballs had come out of the socket.punjab Updated: May 22, 2018 19:20 IST
Fed up with her husband’s drinking and domestic violence, a 30-year-old woman bludgeoned him to death with an iron rod on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday at Lal Bagh colony in Sarabha Nagar of Ludhiana.
According to police, Nanki of Lal Bagh Colony first strangulated her husband Surinder Kumar (35) and later thrashed him with a rod to ensure that he had died. Such was the severity of the thrashing that Surinder’s eyeballs had come out of the socket, police added. Other members of the family were sleeping in a verandah at that time.
Police said the accused confessed to her crime in front of her family after she was saved by a railway employee when she was going to the railway crossing with an intention to jump before a running train.
She was later handed over to police and charged for murder.
Inspector Brij Mohan, SHO at police station Sarabha Nagar, said Surinder Kumar was a habitual drinker. “Relation between husband and wife deteriorated as Surinder used to thrash her in an inebriated condition,” he said.
The woman told police that on Sunday, her husband thrashed her again and in a fit of rage, she strangulated him in his sleep. “To confirm his death, she took an iron rod kept in the room and hit him. Her in-laws and children were sleeping outside the room. After murdering her husband, she rushed to the railway crossing to end her life, but a railway employee stopped her and took her home,” the SHO said.
A case was registered following the statement of Shiv Lal, father of the deceased. In his complaint, Shiv Lal said at 2am, a railway employee got Nanki home and stated that she had attempted suicide. He said he did not hear anything as he, his wife and grand children were sleeping outside. “I thought that she had left the house following an argument with Surinder, but she suddenly started crying and apologised. She then told us that she killed Surinder,” said Shiv Lal.
He added, “I rushed to the room and was shocked to see my son’s body lying in pool of blood with his eyeballs out of the sockets. I immediately informed police.”
Inspector Mohan said the woman confessed to her crime and police recovered the iron rod used in the crime from the room. Both husband and wife worked as labourer at a construction site.
First Published: May 22, 2018 00:11 IST