A 38-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly killing her husband in the suburb of Chembur, in Mumbai, located in the Indian state of Maharashtra on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Ashok Bhakare. His wife, Vaishali Bhakare, spent the whole night near the body after committing crime and later reached out to the police. According to the police, the woman first attacked her husband with a hammer and then choked him to death. She then spent the night next to the body before calling the police and surrendering in the morning.
Talking to the media sources, police officials said: “She works with a private firm in Dadar. Till four years ago, the woman stayed with her husband Ashok on the first floor of Shanti Smruti building at Bharat Nagar near Vashi Naka in Chembur. Ashok was an alcoholic. He would often abuse and assault her.
“Ashok would also hit their two daughters. Vaishali then decided to stay separately on the second floor of the same building. He would still go to her house and create problems. Around 1.30am on Monday, Ashok was intoxicated and went to her house. She was sleeping, and he started kicking the door. After entering the house, Ashok allegedly started abusing and assaulting her.”
The police said the woman allegedly hit him with a hammer several times, and then she choked him with a pillow. In the morning, she called the Mumbai police control room, and subsequently, she surrendered herself.
Reportedly, Bhakare’s body was sent to nearby Rajawadi hospital, and the police have seized the hammer and pillow. The woman has been booked under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code. She was produced in Kurla court in Mumbai and remanded in police custody.