In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old man allegedly stabbed his wife to death as he suspected the character of his wife. The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Baby Ayesha.
The incident took place in Chandra Layout where the accused identified as Sayed Shakir committed the crime and fled from the spot on Monday.
Shakir was arrested on Tuesday. The accused was married to Ayesha for six years. The couple had two kids and were residing near Ayesha’s parents’ house. The couple’s children were with their grandparents when the murder took place.
Police said the accused was an alcoholic and stopped going to work. Shakir was dependent on his in-laws for money.
According to police, the accused suspected his wife’s character and often beat her up when he saw Ayesha talking to men in the neighbourhood. The cops said he indulged in an argument before stabbing Ayesha.
In a similar incident in May this year, a man allegedly killed his 35-year-old wife by slitting her throat with a sword when she was asleep after he doubted the victim’s fidelity. The incident was reported from Jodhpur district in Rajasthan.
The accused Bisnaram Bheel later surrendered to the local police. Initial investigations revealed that the accused committed the crime as he doubted the victim’s fidelity.
The victim, identified as Neelam (35), and her husband worked as daily wage labourers. For the last few days, Neelam had been living at her parents’ place in Soorsagar locality in Jodhpur. Bheel brought Neelam to his house in Piparli village. Police said Bheel used to doubt the character of Neelam. It is suspected that the issue might have led to an argument between the couple at night.