In a tragic incident, one Gaddam Chinna Sailu axed his wife Soujanya (24) to death when she was sleeping at their home at Endiyal village in Tadwai mandal and killed himself by consuming poison on Thursday night. The couple is survived by a four-year-old girl Himavarshini.

With the news spreading since early morning, a number of people visited the spot and wept while consoling Himavarshini.

According to Biknoor Circle Inspector B. Karunakar Reddy, Chinna Sailu (30) was suspicious of his wife’s character and was harassing her for some time.

On Thursday night, after consuming alcohol, he hacked her with an axe resulting in her instantaneous death. Later, he committed suicide by consuming pesticide early on Friday.

The bodies were sent to Area Hospital in Kamareddi for postmortem.