BENGALURU: Suspecting an illicit affair, a man attacked his wife with machete when she was heading to work on Tuesday morning in Nandini Layout police station limits.
The victim, Rani (34), wife of Mani, residents of Preeti Nagar Leggere, has been hospitalized and is undergoing treatment while Mani (46) has been arrested by the police.
The couple got married nine years ago and has a son. They hail from Tamil Nadu and moved to Bengaluru a few years ago. While Mani took up job at a construction site, Rani worked at a garment factory.
Nearly five months ago Mani began suspecting Rani’s fidelity and the couple used to frequently quarrel over the issue.
Mani’s alleged Rani was having an illicit affair under the pretext of going to work.
On Tuesday morning too the couple picked up fight over the same issue. Later Rani left for work along with her friends.
In a fit of rage, Mani followed her and attacked with machete. Rani collapsed and was rushed to a nearby hospital by her friends.
The police arrested Mani within an hour and during the interrogation he confessed to attacking Rani over her ‘illicit affair’. Mani was produced before the court and remanded to judicial custody.