Man hacks wife to death

Jul 18, 2012, 14:57 IST | Agencies

A man killed his wife with an axe in a town near Jamshedpur following an altercation with her.

A woman was today hacked to death by her husband in the copper town of Musabani, 40 km from Jamshedpur, in Ghatsila sub-division, police said.

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In an inebriated state, 40-year-old Sonu Bera attacked his wife, Shanti Bera with an axe following an altercation in the morning, police said.

Shanti, a resident of Harijan bustee, died instantly, police said.

The man was arrested and the axe used in the killing has been recovered. 

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