Bhilwara: A minor spat over a trivial issue took an ugly turn at Bijolia village in Bhilwara district late on Wednesday evening when a 40-year-old man strangulated his wife. The act of murder was done while the two sons and a daughter were sleeping beside the mother.
According to the police, the man identified as Bhawana Bheel (40) came to the house under inebriated condition.Immediately after coming to the house, he entered into a verbal spat with the wife Sita (35) which was clear and loud in the neighbourhood. Later, the accused strangulated his wife. During the spat, some of the neighbours jumped into the house of Bheel. However, the accused managed to flee from the scene, police said.
"He fled from the scene. Thereafter, a large number of neighbours gathered at the spot and rushed the woman to the hospital where she was de clared brought dead. The hospital authorities and locals informed us about the incident during wee hours," said a senior police officer.
Police said that they have constituted a team to nab the accused. "Prima facie it is a murder in a fit of rage. We have raided at some of the houses of the accused that belonged to his relatives and have intimated the police in nearby districts to nab him," said an officer.
A team of police officers and Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) also rushed to the spot to take a stock of the situation. "We have collected important evidences from the spot," the officer added.