Mumbai: The husband of a woman constable was arrested today for allegedly murdering his 43-year-old wife, whose body was found from their residence, police said.

Body of Mumbai Police constable Smita Patil (rpt) Patil was found yesterday from her residence with her throat slit with some sharp edged weapon.

Earlier, the police had said that Patil (rpt) Patil, who was with the Special Branch, had committed suicide by slitting her throat.

"However, after investigation, police found that her husband murdered her following a spat over financial problems," said DCP (Detection) Dhananjay Kulkarni.

A case under section 302 (murder) has been registered in this connection, they said.