Husband stabs wife,kills self thinking she is dead

Husband stabs wife,kills self thinking she is dead

An auto driver repeatedly stabbed his wife at his residence in Ramamurthy Nagar and then committed suicide thinking she was dead.

Henry Fernandes (37), a resident of Devasandra, married Chitra about 10 years ago. The couple, who married between faiths, has two children.

Suspecting Chitra of having a relationship, Fernandes frequently quarrelled with her. Chitra went back to her parents' residence in Devasandra 10 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 having an affair.

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

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

The 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 are probing the incident.

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