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Man kills octogenarian wife in Kerala

'We suspect that the man had killed the woman by slitting her throat. According to his statement, he was frustrated over the health condition of the wife,' a police officer said.
Last Updated : 04 May 2024, 09:56 IST
Last Updated : 04 May 2024, 09:56 IST

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Kochi: An 85-year-old woman, who had been bedridden for some years, was found murdered allegedly by her husband in Muvattupuzha in Ernakulam district, police said on Saturday.

The woman identified as Kathrikutty was suspected to have been murdered by her husband Joseph (86), a native of Vellurkkunnam village.

According to the First Information Report (FIR), the accused was taken into custody soon after the incident in the wee hours.

"We suspect that the man had killed the woman by slitting her throat. According to his statement, he was frustrated over the health condition of the wife," a police officer said.

He was taken into custody and his arrest would be recorded soon, the officer added.

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Published 04 May 2024, 09:56 IST

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