Woman kills complaining husband in Jharkhand

April 20th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by admin  


Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) A woman in Jharkhand killed her husband with an axe after he complained about the stale dinner, police said Sunday. According to the police, Chamni and her husband, Buran Munda, residents of Harbul village located around 25 km from Ranchi, together drank `hadia’ (local liquor) Friday night.

She served dinner to her husband, who complained that the food was stale. Irked, Chamni picked up an axe and hacked her husband to death. Her four children witnessed the crime.

“Chamni had some quarrel with her husband (Friday) evening. Later, they consumed liquor together. Her husband complained about the quality of food that angered her. She picked up an axe and hacked Munda to death,” said Ravikant Kumar, officer in charge of Nomkom police station.

Chamni then informed villagers about the incident. But when the effect of alcohol waned, she denied killing her husband.

She confessed to the crime during questioning by the police and has been sent to jail.

Hadia, a locally brewed liquor, is closely associated with tribal culture and tradition.

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