Retd ASI hacks wife to death, commits suicide in Vattiyoorkavu
Thiruvananthapuram: A man committed suicide after hacking his wife to death at Thozhuvancode in Vattiyoorkavu here. Retired ASI Ponnan hacked his wife Leela, a retired head constable, and hanged himself on Friday morning.
Leela was found severely injured and was rushed to hospital but life could not be saved. Later, Ponnan was found to have hung himself on a jackfruti tree near their house.
Residents Association secretary Vasanthakumari said that Leela had earlier said that she was facing threat from her husband. She added that there was some issues regarding their assets. Ponnan's relative also made it clear that some family issues existed between the couple.
According to the local police official, who is probing the case, there were issues between the two.
"We received a call and we came and by that time everything had happened. We rushed his wife in an ambulance to the hospital. But she passed away," said the local police official.
According to police, Ponnan had an argument with his wife in the morning and in a fit of rage hit Leela on her head with a log of wood following which she collapsed. Sensing she had died, he hanged himself.
(With inputs from IANS)