Man commits suicide after killing wife

, 10:31 PM IST
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Gurdaspur: A man today allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan after killing his wife suspecting her of having an illicit relationship with her brother-in-law at Mallian village here, police said.

District police chief B S Virk said Joginder Pal, who used to work as a painter, killed his wife Kunti by hitting her with an iron rod after that he committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan in his house.

He used to suspect his wife of having illicit relations with her sister’s husband Kala, a resident of Allowal village here, he said.

A suicide note was recovered from the spot in which Pal held his relative Kala responsible for his extreme step.

A case has been registered against Kala, who is absconding, on a statement by Pal’s daughter and the suicide note.

The bodies were sent to the civil hospital here for postmortem.

—PTI