Wife hacks husband to death

The crime location.

A woman hacked her husband to death with an axe yesterday morning in Arunodhagama, Habarana and surrendered to Police together with the axe.

The victim, 46-year-old Niluka Sanjeewa Vithanage, was a father of four.

Police investigations revealed that the couple was running a hotel beside the Habarana-Anuradhapura main road. They used to quarrel regularly.

They had engaged in a quarrel around 4.00 am on November 17 and the wife had killed the husband with an axe and then surrendered to Habarana Police. Their children were at another house of a relative when the incident occurred, police said.

The deceased was an army deserter. He had married the woman after a failed marriage. The woman was to be produced before the Kekirawa Magistrate's Court. Investigations are continuing.

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