A woman strangled her husband to death and attempted to make it look like an accidental death at Chintalmet in Saifabad, police said on Thursday.

The accused, Manjula (38), was detained by the police after she gave contradictory statements on her husband A. Laxmi Narayana’s death, who had ligature marks on his throat and injuries on legs. She initially maintained that Narayana, an RTC conductor, died after a fall from the staircase. The woman later admitted that she strangled him to death in the house the previous night after a quarrel on family matters.

Woman rescued

The Lake Police rescued a woman when she tried to kill herself by jumping from a ferry boat in Hussainsagar on Thursday. Police said Madhavi (37), hailing from Banswada, jumped into the waters when the boat was nearing the Buddha statue. Swimmers, who were in the boat, immediately rescued her. In another incident, 52-year-old Sunanda, who was about to jump from Tank Bund near Lepakshi was caught by the police. She is a resident of Asifnagar.