Sreekumar was arrested on Tuesday and an FIR has been registered.

Kerala man stabs wife to death allegedly following quarrel over his alcoholism
news Crime Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:29

Kerala police have arrested a man who killed his wife on Tuesday in a fit of rage. Rajani, a 43-year-old homemaker was stabbed to death by her husband allegedly following a quarrel over the former’s alcoholism.

The 48-year-old Sreekumar, son of Thankappan and resident of Malayinkeezhu in Thiruvananthapuram, was arrested by Vattiyoorkavu police on Tuesday itself. Police have registered an FIR under Sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 307 (attempt to murder) and 302 (punishment for murder).

Rajani’s parents, Krishnan (72) and Remadevi (68) were also injured in the quarrel between Rajani and Sreekumar.

According to police, Sreekumar was an alcoholic and the dispute between him and his wife over some issues related to this, led to the murder. “He is an alcoholic person. Rajani had taken him to a de-addiction centre before to cure his condition. He did not like that and there were problems between them related to that. On the day of the incident, Rajani had told him that she was planning to get a divorce. This led to the dispute and he stabbed her,” an official in Vattiyoorkavu police station told TNM.

Rajani had stab injuries on her neck and chest. Police told TNM that it was the stab inflicted on the neck which caused her death.

Sreekumar was earlier working in a Gulf country but for the past two months, he was at his home in Thiruvananthpuram for leave.

When the quarrel broke out between the two, Rajani’s parents who were there stepped in. Her parents, Krishnan and Remadevi, were also injured in the ensuing scuffle. Both of them suffered injuries on the chest. According to police, the duo are now out of danger and under treatment at the Medical College hospital.

Rajani and Sreekumar have a son and a daughter from their marriage. The children, who were present at the scene of the incident, did not suffer any injuries.  

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