KALYAN: A 25-year-old woman was stabbed to death, allegedly by her husband, in Kalyan on Monday. Laxmi Mohite, a domestic help, was on her way to work when her husband, Janardan (30), stabbed her multiple times with a knife, the police said. The man is absconding.
The couple hails from Jalna district. Laxmi, who had differences with Janardan, shifted to her uncle’s house in Bhiwandi. This led to animosity between them.
Around 9.15am, as she was on her way to work, Janardan suddenly accosted her mid-street in Gandhari locality. “He led her to a desolate stretch where the two got into an argument.
The police said Laxmi had moved out of her husband’s home as he remarried. He was insisting that she return, but she wanted him to severe ties with the other woman first. Laxmi had come her uncle’s as she had to repay a loan taken from him. Janardan did not like this.
On Monday, what started as a discussion between the couple soon snowballed into a spat. “Janardan, who was carrying a knife, stabbed Laxmi repeatedly and fled,” senior police inspector Ashok Pawar.
Laxmi was taken to Rukminibai Hospital where she was declared ‘brought dead’.