Staff Reporter

MACHILIPATNAM: A 34-year-old woman was hacked to death at Campbellpet, on town outskirts late on Thursday. The police suspect that her husband Mastan could have committed the offence. The Machilipatnam rural police said that Balagam Nagakumari married Mastan some 15 years ago and the couple had three children. Mastan, a fisherman, left home on Thursday evening and returned late in the night. He knocked at the door and grew suspicious when his wife did not open the door immediately.

He broke open the door with a sickle and saw his wife, along with a man, escaping from the backdoor. The police charged Mastan with chasing Nagakumari and hacking her to death. A case was registered.