An offence under section 428 (commits mischief by killing animals) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Nagjhiri police station on Friday, the official said.
According to town police, Yesudas (50), a resident of Gugai threw acid at Revathi (47) suspecting her fidelity.
Yesudas reportedly suspected her fidelity and the couple argued regularly, said sources.
The court also permitted the victim, who is a teacher, to approach the District Legal Services Authority and seek adequate compensation.
The police have launched a probe based on a complaint that anti-social elements were throwing acid on cows grazing in open fields at Chullikandath in Kothamangalam.