Mumbai: Unable to put up with the torture she was subjected to by her alcoholic husband, a 40-year-old woman allegedly strangled him to death and dumped his body near a crematorium in Alibaug in neighboring Raigad district, police said on Wednesday.
The woman, identified as Yamuna Koli, surrendered before the police Tuesday night, following which she was arrested.
A police official said the woman was fed up with the torture by her husband Harischandra Koli (45) who was a heavy drinker.
The woman used to take small contracts for drying fish for earning a living.
The incident occurred on the night of October 21 when the woman realized that an advance of Rs 70,000 she had received for a contract was spent by her husband for liquor.
According to the official, the woman strangled her husband's throat with a saree when he was asleep and was under heavy influence of alcohol. She later dumped his body in a pit near the crematorium, he said.
"Last night, she went to Alibaug Police Station and narrated the incident while surrendering herself," senior police inspector Suresh Warade said, adding that further investigation is on.