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Assam: Man kills wife over Rs 10

NALBARI: A man from Assam’s Nalbari has allegedly killed his wife as she refused to give him Rs 10 to buy ‘gutkha.’

The incident took place in the wee hours today at Chataimari village under Mukalmua Police Station in Nalbari.

The victim has been identified as Bakuli Haloi (38) and the accused is her husband named Narayan Haloi.

It has been alleged that Narayan asked his wife for Rs 10 to buy gutka, but when Bakuli refused to give him the money, Narayan kicked her with his leg which resulted in her death.

Locals of the area claimed that following the incident, Narayan attempted to perform her funeral without conducting a postmortem.

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Bakuli’s family and relatives, on the other hand, have demanded a postmortem before the funeral.

Later, Mukalmua Police arrived on the scene and took the body to the police station.

Speaking to the police, Narayan said that their daughter wanted cold drinks, which is why he requested 10 rupees and then asked for 10 rupees again to buy gutka for him.

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On the other hand, Narayan also admitted to kicking his wife, when she refused to give him money.

Meanwhile, the locals have alleged that Narayan is an alcoholic and he beat his wife to death for not giving him money to drink alcohol.

The body has been sent for a postmortem, and more information will be available once the postmortem has been completed.

[With Merazul Hussain kazi’s report from Nalbari story filed by Lipika Roy]

 

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