UP: Woman axes alcoholic husband to death in Jalaun; surrenders before police | Kanpur News

KANPUR: Fed up with constant harassment, a 27-year-old woman allegedly hacked her 30-year-old alcoholic and abusive husband to death with an axe in Umrar Kheda area of Jalaun district in UP on Sunday night.
Immediately after that, she surrendered before the Kotwali police station.
The woman stunned cops when she reached the Kotwali police station with a blood-stained axe late on Sunday night.
“My husband used to fight with me every day in an inebriated state, so today I killed him. Now he’ll never fight with me any more,” she told the bewildered policemen present there.
They immediately took the woman into custody and rushed to the spot. After initial investigation, they sent the body for post mortem.
“Sandhya (27), mother of an eight-year-old son Naitik and two-year-old daughter Naitika, hacked her husband Sandeep (30) with an axe in the Umrar Khera area under the limits of Kotwali police station late on Sunday night,” said Orai Kotwali inspector Shiv Kumar Singh Rathore.
He said that a verbal spat broke out between the couple following which the woman hacked her husband in front of her minor son and a daughter with an axe.
“Later, Sandhya reached the Kotwali police station with a blood-stained axe and surrendered herself before the cops,” he said, adding that the police have registered a case of murder against Sandhya and arrested her.
The police said the man was an alcoholic and had lost everything in gambling and would often beat his wife and children.
Circle Officer (City) Vijay Anand said that the matter was being investigated.
“Neighbours, too, have apprised us that frequent quarrels between husband and wife over former’s drinking habits was a routine affair. There was a fight between the two on Sunday night as well,” the CO further said.
Police said the deceased, Sandeep, was a daily-wager and had been living with Sandhya and their two children in Umrar Khera and did not give them any money for daily expenses.
Instead, he snatched all the valuables from Sandhya and spent it. Sandhya used to work in the farms to earn a livelihood.

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