Man kills wife for not bearing child six years after marriage

A man of Tiring area in Mayurbhanj district on Thursday night beat his wife mercilessly to death as she did not conceive even six years after their marriage. Police have arrested the accused, Nuna Beshra (32) of Chingidipokhari village.

Published: 06th July 2013 01:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2013 01:17 PM   |  A+A-

A man of Tiring area in Mayurbhanj district on Thursday night beat his wife mercilessly to death as she did not conceive even six years after their marriage. Police have arrested the accused, Nuna Beshra (32) of Chingidipokhari village.

Sources said Beshra was in stress for a long time due to poverty and used to have frequent quarrel with his wife Kapura Hembrum (22) who was unable to conceive.

 Beshra forcibly entered the house of his in-laws at Badabhundu village and cut his wife’s throat with a chopper while her parents and younger brother were asleep.

When Kapura’s mother Metal Hembrum (50) heard her scream, she tried to save her daughter. She was also attacked by Beshra.

While Kapura died on the spot, her mother was rushed to Tiring community health centre (CHC). Her condition was stated to be stable.

After killing his wife, Beshra managed to flee before the villagers could reach the crime spot. Police said he murdered his wife as she did not conceive.

 The couple used to quarrel over the issue and Kapura was often beaten up mercilessly. Recently, she had left for her paternal house for treatment. The victim’s father Chandu Hembrum alleged that Beshra had been torturing his daughter physically and mentally for the last five years over the issue. Police have registered a murder case following his written complaint.

Even as the villagers alleged that Beshra killed Kapura to marry another girl and have children, police said they were also investigating this angle.

On Friday, Beshra, who was nabbed from a village bordering Jharkhand, confessed to the crime.

IIC of Tiring police station Ismile Ekka said the accused was produced before Rairangpur SDJM who remanded him in 14-day judicial custody. “We have seized the chopper used in the crime and a mobile. Further investigation is on,” he added.

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