A 26-year old pregnant woman was strangled by her 37-year old husband. Umesh. The husband of the deceased, after strangling his wife to death, later tried to commit suicide by slashing his wrist in front of his two year old daughter.
The couple got married five years ago and often picked up fights over husband’s drinking problem. The husband is currently battling for his life.
“My brother-in-law was addicted to alcohol due to which he could not save any money. When my sister became pregnant for the second time, he refused to take care of the child. They were fighting over this for the past few weeks,” Jyoti’s brother, Rahul said.
The family got to know about the incident when they heard the couple’s daughter crying. When they arrived at the scene, they found Umesh lying in a pool of blood and Jyoti,his wife lying dead on the bed. “Umesh was unconscious when we found him and his wife was dead. The child too was covered in blood when we found them. The couple was rushed to the hospital where Umesh later recovered and confessed to have murdered his wife out of anger.
According to police investigation, Umesh tried to hang himself with a piece of cloth but failed in his attempt to do so. So, he then resulted to slit his wrist. Police have registered a case against Umesh, the culprit. He has been charged with murder. Jyoti’s autopsy was conducted at the AIIMS, after which, the body was handed over to the family.