A woman allegedly killed her husband by hitting him with a wooden pestle when he tried to molest his teenaged daughter. The incident took place at Nagepalli village of Kamanpur mandal in the early hours of Monday.

Godavarikhani Two Town Inspector R. Prakash said that the victim, Ch. Chandrashekhar (55), who was removed from service by the Singareni management for irregular attendance some 10 years ago, had become addicted to liquor.

He used to collect money from his wife Susheela (48), who works as labourer, and harasses her frequently in inebriated condition.

Wife tries to stop him

The victim tried to sexually assault his daughter when she was sleeping. Today, he tried to assault his daughter even as his wife obstructed his attempts.

His wife resorted to the extreme step of killing him on the spot.

The victim had three daughters and two sons.

The couple had performed the marriage of eldest daughter.