Kozhikode

Man held on charge of murdering wife

The police have arrested a man on the charge of murdering his wife at her house at Thikkodi near Payyoli.

Balan, 51, of Valiyamala Colony, Muchukunnu, who had been absconding after allegedly committing the murder, was arrested from Palakkad on Tuesday.

Payyoli police told The Hindu that suspicion in her fidelity could have led Balan to kill Sathi alias Sathya, 43. She was found dead on Sunday and a case of unnatural death had been registered. She was under medication for heart ailments. The police were on the lookout for him, after local residents raised suspicion about his role in the crime. The location of his mobile phone was traced to Palakkad with the help of the cyber cell.

The couple was married only one-and-a-half years ago. The local court remanded Balan in judicial custody for 14 days .

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