In a shocking incidence, a 35-year-old man from Jalna, Maharashtra, killed his wife in cold-blood in front of his 2-year-old daughter and went on to confess the crime and surrender to the police.
According to a report, Ashok Lakhanlal Sura, in his statement to the police, said that he was married to 25-year-old Pooja for the past six years. The couple have two daughters, aged two and six and lived with the rest of Ashok’s family in a joint household.
Ashok, who helped around the family business, was an alcoholic and was undergoing treatment and counselling for de-addiction.
Alleging that Pooja was abusive, Ashok narrated that things would get messy between them often, and that on Sunday, things went out of hand when following an argument, he attacked her with a knife in front of their two-year-old daughter. The accused even smothered her and stuffed her mouth with some cloth and increased the volume of the television set so that her screams went unheeded.
After committing the crime, Ashok left for the police station to confess his crime leaving his daughter behind, who went and informed her grandmother that Pooja was injured and bleeding.
Finding Pooja lying in a pool of blood, her mother-in-law raised an alarm, following which the other family members and later the police rushed in to the scene.
The police accompanied by Ashok, drove to his house located in Paraipura barely 300 metres from the police station, and found the deceased.
Her body was shifted to the Jalna Civil Hospital where her post mortem was performed.