Guwahati, June 16: A man named Purna Nahar Deka on Saturday killed his wife in the premises of the District and Sessions Court in Dibrugarh in Assam. The man was accused of raping his daughter. He, along with his wife had gone to the court in connection with a case of their daughter’ assault.

The accused started hitting the woman with a sharp weapon at 10:30 AM outside the room of the Dibrugarh court. Later, when he was arrested, he said,” I am innocent… She filed a false case against me involving my daughter. She did not even allow me to come home after I was released on bail. So I killed her today.”

“The wife had filed an FIR about nine months ago accusing her husband of raping their daughter. The two arrived in the court for the hearing of the case. Both were seated on a bench outside the courtroom,” Inspector Sidheswar Borah said.

Suddenly, the man started hitting her with sharp weapons. “We rushed her to the Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh but the doctors declared her brought dead. We have arrested the man,” Borah said.

The man told the media that he killed his wife as she had filed a false case against him.

In another similar incident reported on June 7, a man walked into Netaji Subhash Place police station in northwest Delhi and confessed to killing his wife. Yasmeen admitted to his crime of strangulating his wife, Janhavi, with a rope. The police arrested him after recovering the body of the deceased from their home in Shakurpur. The accused informed the police that he killed his wife in a fit of rage because Janhavi often nagged and quarrelled with him.

(With agency inputs)