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A man allegedly killed his wife at night after fasting for eight days during Navratri in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

Navratri is an Indian festival, a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. As reported by the Indian media outlets, the incident took place on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday in Sarganwa village in Ambikapur district. Later, the accused was identified as Sabal, and the woman's body found in the worship room.

Primary investigation has revealed that the accused used to perform black magic frequently. According to the officials, the accused stabbed the woman to death.

Talking to the media, police officials said that the accused is repeatedly changing his statement, saying that he suspected the character of the wife. A senior state police official said: "The police is investigating the case from every angle."

He added: "On the morning of Durga Navami, her daughter-in-law found her mother-in-law's dead body lying in the worship room. Soon she informed her husband, and the villagers informed the police. Sabal has confessed his crime to the police. He first told the villagers that some people had entered his house late at night, and they killed his wife."

While talking to the police, family members said that he often beat up the deceased and he suspected of her infidelity. The police have taken the accused into custody. Officials have booked a case of murder against him under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.