HYDERABAD: A drunk vegetable vendor killed his wife during an argument in their Sitaphalmandi house on Monday. A murder case was slapped on the accused, S Darshan (29), who was sent to judicial remand.
Police said Darshan assaulted his wife Soundarya (25) and strangled her to death with a towel. Immediately after committing the crime, Darshan went to Osmania University police station and surrendered himself. “Darshan confessed to killing his wife. The accused often quarrels with his wife after consuming alcohol. This has been going on for a long time. At around 1.30 am on Monday, in a fit of rage, he killed her,” OU inspector L Ramesh Naik said.
Soundarya was a domestic help and the couple reside in Pittala Basthi area in Sitaphalmandi. When the incident happened, the couple’s daughter was at home and their son was away at their relative’s house nearby. On the fateful night, both Darshan and Soundarya consumed liquor and had a heated argument, police said.
The accused was produced before the magistrate.