ANDHRA PRADESH

Man `axes' wife to death

KARIMNAGAR, AUG. 1. In a bizarre incident, a man reportedly axed his wife to death, suspecting her fidelity in Arepalli village, Dharmapuri mandal, in the early hours of Sunday.

Reports reaching here said that the accused, Shankaraiah, had been suspecting that his wife was having an affair with another person since the last few months. In the early hours on Sunday, he reportedly axed her to death. When he was sneaking out of the village, the villagers caught hold of him, tied him to a tree and later handed him over to the police. The couple have a son and a daughter. The Dharmapuri police registered a case.

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