Kottayam: A youth has been arrested at Karukachal in Kottayam district over the murder of his wife after a spat.
Subin (27) murdered his wife Aswathy, 19, by hitting on her head under the influence of marijuana, police said.
The incident happened on 11.30 pm on Thursday at their rented house at Kavunkalpadi in Karukachal's Mukkada Colony area.
The couple apparently had a love marriage.
As per the police report, Subin and Aswathy had an altercation at night, following which the former forcefully hit his wife’s head on the wall repeatedly. Besides, he also struck her on the head using a firewood. Subin then dragged Aswathy, who had become unconscious, to the bathroom and poured water over her head. Meanwhile, the neighbors who heard the commotion had informed the Karukachal police.
Aswathy was taken to the Kottayam Medical College Hospital in an ambulance after the police arrived. Aswathy died on 6.45 am on Friday while she was still under treatment.
Subin had reportedly turned violent after seeing the police and was forced into the jeep. He even broke the rear window of the police jeep by banging it with his head. An injured Subin has been admitted to the Kottayam Medical College Hospital.
The couple had been staying at the rented the house for the last 6 months. Aswathy belonged to Ajesh Bhavan, Uthimoodu, in Ranni in neighbouring Pathanamthitta district.
The Karukachal police is probing the case.