Man rings police after murdering wife to inform he is to kill self; police reaches spot on time

Police saves man from committing suicide after he killed his wife

Palakkad: A man was arrested while trying to kill himself after murdering his wife by slashing her neck at their house in Kizhakkancherry here on Wednesday.

Varghese (61) tried to commit suicide after killing his wife Elsy(60). Varghese was found hanging in his house while the police arrived to arrest him. He was admitted to the district hospital and is out of danger, police said.

According to the police, a family quarrel led to the murder. The incident took place at around 12.30 pm on Wednesday. Varghese himself called the police after he killed his wife by slashing her neck.

He called the police and informed them about the murder. Before he hung up the phone, he said that he too was going to die.

With the help of a cyber cell, the police team tracked the location of Varghese's and reached the spot. When police arrived, they found Varghese hanging in the kitchen.

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