Man hacks wife to death, seriously harms self in Kottayam
Kottayam: A man hacked his wife to death following a fight over a phone call here. He also caused self-harm by cutting off part of his testicles and hacking both his legs.
The incident took place at Kangazhakkunnu near Meenadam. Joy Thomas (52) hacked his wife Saramma (50) to death on Saturday around 2 pm.
A spat that started over a phone call received by Saramma resulted in the brutal crime which took place in the kitchen of the house.
Joy used an axe to hack Saramma. When she tried to escape, he repeatedly hacked her head and neck. By the time Joy’s mother reached the spot hearing screams, he had already injured himself after killing Saramma.
Joy also scared everyone, who had assembled here, off by showing the axe. No one could reach near Joy who was keeping guard of the body lying covered in blood.
After being informed by locals, police arrived at the spot. But he also showed the axe towards police.
More police officers reached the spot and conquered Joy and took him to hospital. According to reports he is out of danger. Saramma’s body was shifted to hospital after preliminary examination.
Joy and Saramma have two children, one a lab technician and a student.