Doubting husband stabs wife; kills self thinking she is dead

Doubting husband stabs wife; kills self thinking she is dead

An auto driver (37) repeatedly stabbed his wife at his residence in Ramamurthynagar and then committed suicide thinking that she was dead.

Henry Fernandes, a resident of Devasandra, married Chitra about ten years ago. The couple, who married between faiths, has two children.

Suspecting Chitra of having a relationship, Fernandes quarreled frequently with her. Chitra went back to her parent's residence in Devasandra ten days ago.

But Fernandes talked her into getting back home and be with their children. On Friday, he dropped the children at school at 9 am and returned home by noon. He had heated arguments with Chitra over the nagging doubt that she was in a relationship with someone.

When arguments intensified, he stabbed Chitra multiple times and watched her fall unconscious. Thinking that she was dead, he hung himself from a cealing fan.

Around 5 pm, Chitra's brother Mahendra stopped by the place and saw his sister lying with stab wounds. He rushed her to hospital and informed police about Fernandes's suicide.

KR Puram police shifted the auto driver's body to hospital for post-mortem. They have registered a case of attempted murder and suicide and probing the incident further.


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