KOLKATA: A woman allegedly murdered her husband in West Bengal's Jhargram district after he came to know about her extra marital affair, police said on Monday.
"Madan Paik, a resident of Jhargram district's Nayagram, was found dead in his house on Monday morning. The relatives of the deceased accused his wife of killing him after Paik raised questions about her extra marital affair," an officer from Nayagram police station said.
"There is no major external injury marks on Paik's body apart from a deep cut in one of his arms. The body has been sent for autopsy," he added.
Chandana, the wife of the deceased, was allegedly involved in an extra marital affair with a local man. The family members said the couple had a heated argument on Sunday after Paik came to know about his wife's relationship, police said.
The wife, however, refuted the allegations and claimed Paik died due to binge drinking since the last few days.
"We have detained the wife for questioning. We are also looking for the person who has an affair with her. He is missing since the incident," the officer added.