BHOPAL: A 40-year-old man was arrested for beating his wife to death at Banjari under Kolar police station on Wednesday. The accused Kailash Kushwah, 40, was heavily inebriated at the time of the incident.

According to the police, Bhagwati Kushwah, 35, was brutally beaten at Banjari area late in the afternoon and when the locals reached to rescue her, her husband escaped. The deceased was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead.

CSP Habibganj   CM Dwivedi said that the accused had a dispute with his wife on Tuesday night but on Wednesday he thrashed his wife brutally which proved fatal for her. The accused was later detained by the police.

Both husband and wife used to work as labourers at an under construction building at Banjari and used to live in a shanty near the under construction building, he added. FPNS

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