Adilabad: Dasara festival brought grief to three children as their father, a tribal daily wage earner, in an inebriated condition, hacked his wife to death following some family disputes at Dharogapalli village of Penchikalpet mandal in Kumram Bheem Adilabad district on Wednesday morning.
Penchikalpet Sub-Inspector of Police Ch Ramesh said that the deceased was identified as Tekam Shakuntala (40) and the accused was her husband Ganapathi, a native of Dharogapalli.
Ganapathi, in a fit of rage, hit Shakuntala with an axe on her neck as he was reported suspected her fidelity for some time, with the blow killing her instantly. Under the influence of liquor, he picked up an argument on Tuesday night and again Wednesday morning before the attack. Her death was discovered by some of her neighbours.
A native of Achulapur in Sirpur mandal mandal, Shakuntala was married to Ganapathi some 20 years ago. The couple has two sons and a daughter, who lost their mother on the following day of Dasara festival.
Upon receiving this information, local police officials rushed to the spot and visited the scene of offence. It is learned that the accused was detained and was likely to be produced before a court by evening.
Based on a complaint from Dharogapalli Village Revenue Officer Ramilla Srinivas, a case was registered against Ganapathi under the Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code. Investigations is underway.
In a separate incident, Odannam Ranjith (26) ended his life by hanging in Kuntala mandal centre of Nirmal district on Wednesday. He resorted to the extreme step as he was dejected when his wife rejected to continue their marital relation and not was willing to stay with him, according to Kuntala Sub-Inspector of Police Sunil Kumar.