Home  »  News

Indian Man Kills Wife Over Dinner Delay
Source: tongagh.com   |   July 10, 2017   |  40 Views

Police in India say they have arrested a 60-year-old man who fatally shot his wife for serving his dinner late.

Ashok Kumar came home drunk on Saturday night and got into an argument with his wife, Rupesh Singh, a senior police officer in Ghaziabad city near the capital Delhi, told the BBC.

Sunaina, 55, was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to her head, but by then she had died, reports said.

Mr Kumar has confessed to his crime and now regrets his actions, Mr Singh said.

"The man [Mr Kumar] used to drink every day. On Saturday, he came home drunk and started having an argument with his wife. She was upset with his drinking habit and wanted to talk about it, but he wanted dinner immediately," Mr Singh said.

"He got frustrated with the delay and shot her," he added.

Domestic violence has been the most reported violent crime against women in the country every year for more than a decade now.

In 2015, an incident of domestic violence was reported every four minutes under the legal definition of dowry deaths, harassment over dowry related crimes, cruelty by husband or his relatives and domestic violence.

The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi says such violence is not unique to India - it occurs around the world - but what sets it apart in India from many other countries is the culture of silence and approval that often surrounds it.

According to a family survey carried out by the government, more than 54% of men and 51% of women said it was ok for a man to beat his wife if she disrespected her in-laws, neglected her home or children, or even over something as trivial as putting less - or more - salt in the food.

tongagh.com | August 21, 2017
The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency and a former Deputy Minister of Education...
tongagh.com | August 21, 2017
After 13 years of legal battle over the ownership of Winners Chapel, the Accra High Court has...
tongagh.com | August 21, 2017
Medical doctors will from this year, apply for postings after their horsemanship.   That is...
tongagh.com | August 19, 2017
The Ministry of Works and Housing has served notice that 35 squatters in government bungalows will...
tongagh.com | August 19, 2017
The Police at Sowutoum in the Ga Central Municipality of the Greater Accra Region have arrested a...
tongagh.com | August 19, 2017
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will today, Saturday, 19 August 2017, lead a government...
JoyNews | August 18, 2017
The National Association of Teachers (GNAT) says it is not petrified at the decision by the...
JoyNews | August 18, 2017
Residents of Busua, a community in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region, last week woke...
Peace FM | August 18, 2017
Former Senior Policy Advisor to former President John Mahama, Dr Valerie Sawyerr, says she is...
tongagh.com | August 17, 2017
The University of Ghana has warned applicants, parents and guardians and the public to be wary of...