Ghaziabad: A man shot dead his wife on Wednesday morning after she stopped him from drinking at their house in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh, police said.
Sandeep, hailing from Chhapra in Bihar, had a heated exchange with his wife Rupa (23) when she saw him getting ready to drink liquor along with his brother-in-law Vikas in the morning in Agraula locality in Tronica City.
After a brief scuffle, Sandeep allegedly whipped out a countrymade pistol and shot Rupa in the abdomen. As she collapsed, Sandeep and Vikas rushed her to a local hospital where doctors declared her brought dead. The couple was married about eight months ago.
Police later arrested Sandeep and detained Vikas for questioning.
"A case has been registered against Sandeep and efforts are on to recover the pistol," said Shailesh Yadav, incharge of Tronica police station.