Villager axes wife to death, attempts suicide in J&K



Jammu: A 45-year-old villager killed his wife with an axe and later tried to commit suicide in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

Mehandiya first axed his wife to death at his home in Laad village of Chasana belt on Friday night and then made an unsuccessful bid to commit suicide by slitting his throat, they said.

As the couple's 13-year-old daughter cried for help, people and police rushed to the spot and took the couple to the hospital in critical condition, they said, adding that the woman was declared brought dead by the doctors.

The police said that the reason behind the incident is not known and they are investigating the case.

PTI