: A 45-year-old man attacked his wife with an iron hammer on Thursday, after the latter allegedly did not give him money for consuming alcohol. She died in a hospital on Sunday. The Thoraipakkam police said, Maria Viswasam (40) of Pillaiyar Koil Street, Raman Nagar was assaulted by her husband Arulanandam, a scrap dealer, around 6.45 a.m. on Thursday. Following a complaint lodged by the couple's son Sudhakar (21), police registered a case of attempt to murder and arrested Arulanandam.

Around 4.45 a.m. on Sunday, Maria died and Arulanadam was booked for murder, police sources added.

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