A woman was hacked to death, allegedly by her husband, at Naduvil village near Kaidalam under the Kudiyanmala police station limits in the early hours of Wednesday.

Sherley, 47, was reportedly attacked with a billhook by Sebastian, 52, her husband at 5 a.m. in their house. On hearing the screams of

the victim, the daughters of the couple who were sleeping in an adjacent room rushed to find their mother being attacked by their

father. The neighbours were alerted by the daughters and the victim was rushed to hospital but died on the way. The accused, said to be mentally unstable, has been taken into custody by the police.