Police are searching for a 42-year-old man who is suspected of having murdered his wife at their home in Selaiyur on Friday. Selaiyur police sources said that Sankar, a mason, was living in Gandhi Nagar with his wife Devi (35 and their two children. Sankar, police said, would scold Devi often for returning home late after work. On Friday, in a fit of rage, he is reported to have punched and strangulated her.  

A search is on for Sankar, police said.