A 51-year-old principal of a government school was allegedly hacked to death by her estranged husband in her office in Maharashtra's Gondia district on Tuesday, police said.
Pratibha Dongre, the principal of a zilla parishad school, was attacked in her office on the school premises.
"Around 11.15 am on Tuesday, Dilip Dongre, her husband, entered her cabin with an axe. After a heated argument he allegedly attacked her and killed her," said a senior police official.
He then fled the spot.
Dilip Dongre used to drink and harass his wife for money, the police said. He has reportedly said that the two had separated in January.
The police are still looking for him.