Man slits wife's throat, held

A man, suspecting his wife’s fidelity, slit her throat in Gangadhara Nagar in the Kumaraswamy Layout police limits on Thursday.

According to the police, the victim Gangamma, 35, is being treated in a private hospital and is in a critical condition.

She works as a maid and had married Raju, a labourer, 12 years ago. They have two kids. A year ago, Gangamma had deserted her husband and was living separately.
Around 1 pm on Thursday, Raju visited her and a heated argument ensued. He pulled out a knife, overpowered Gangamma and slit her throat. He fled the spot, said the police.

Gangamma’s relatives, who live next door, heard her screams and rushed her to a hospital. They lodged a complaint and Raju was arrested.

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