Police constable stabs wife, hangs himself

February 23rd, 2008 - 1:40 am ICT by admin  

Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) A police constable Friday stabbed his wife to death and then hanged himself from the ceiling fan of their residence here, police said. Amol Kate, 28 stabbed his 26-year-old wife Poonam with a kitchen knife and then hanged himself, said Bharat Warliker, senior police inspector of Worli police station.

Kate lived at the police quarters in Worli, central Mumbai.

The incident must have occurred in the afternoon but the police recovered the bodies only in the night, Warlikar said.

“We broke open the door after neighbours complained that there had been no response from inside since afternoon,” he told IANS.

Their bodies have been taken to the state-run KEM hospital, the official said.

“The motive behind the gruesome act is still a mystery. Investigations are on and enquiries are being made in the neighbourhood,” Warlikar said.

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