A woman hacked to death her husband Ummadisetty Subbarayudu with a hunting sickle enraged at his attempt to outrage the modesty of their daughter studying ninth standard in Dwarakanagar on the outskirts of Proddatur on Friday night. The woman, Venkateswaramma, went to Proddatur Rural police station carrying the hunting sickle and pestle with which she killed her husband and surrendered to the police, Proddatur Rural Circle Inspector Janardhana Naidu told newsmen.

The couple also have a son studying in the fifth standard. While the deceased was an alcoholic, Venkateswaramma worked as a daily wage labourer and maintained the family with difficulty. the inspector said.