A man allegedly killed his 30-year-old wife by slitting her throat when he suspected that she was having an extra-marital affair in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, the police said today.
The accused, identified as Baidnath, killed his wife allegedly after finding her in a compromising position with another man in Akbarpur village on Thursday, Circle Officer Akhand Pratap Singh said.
He slit her throat with a sickle, the official said, adding that a police team, which rushed to the village after being informed by the villagers about the incident, arrested the accused with the murder weapon.
A case has been registered on the basis of the report filed by the family of the woman and a probe initiated. The body has been sent for post-mortem, the police said.