Woman held for killing husband

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New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) A 35-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her husband who used to thrash and abuse her in front of their children, police said on Monday.

The incident took place at south Delhi's Fatehpur Beri area.

Sarita Devi strangulated her 38-year-old husband Sikandar Sahni to death with a saree and later took him to a hospital where he was declared brought dead on Sunday, they said.

The woman told the police that her husband was an alcoholic despite being a chronic tuberculosis patient. He did not work and used to beat her in front of her children daily, police said.

During enquiry, police found that the man was brought to Safdarjung hospital by his wife and was declared brought dead.

During post-mortem, doctors observed multiple ligature marks on his neck and came to the conclusion that Sahni was murdered, a senior police officer said.

The crime team and officials of Forensic Science Laboratory also visited the spot and collected evidence, he said.

A case of murder was registered and the woman was arrested, said Atul Kumar Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South).

'During interrogation, she disclosed that her husband was an alcoholic despite being a chronic tuberculosis patient and did not work anywhere. He used to beat and abuse her daily in front of her children. So, she strangulated him with a saree,' he said., police said. PTI AMP TDS TDS