Husband murders wife in Agra

September 1st, 2008 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Agra, Sep 1 (IANS) A man, having an extra marital affair with another woman, murdered his wife following a heated argument in Uttar Pradesh, the police said Monday. The incident occurred late Sunday night in the Purani Galla mandi area of Kiroali village in Agra district.

Ashok, an auto driver, murdered Premwati, mother of his four children, with a ‘moosli’ (Pestle - heavy club-shaped implement used for crushing spices). Ashok was later caught by the villagers and handed over to the police.

“Ashok was living with another woman and Premwati could not tolerate this. Since Sunday evening they were having heated arguments following which Ashok picked up the moosli and hammered her head repeatedly,” a police official said.

Ashok has been charged for murder.

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