Lucknow, June 14: A man killed his wife over the suspicious of an illegal affair on Sunday evening in Thakurganj area of Lucknow.
Meanwhile, Thakurganj police reached at the crime scene on getting the information and sent a body for the autopsy and also launched a manhunt to nab the accused who is on the run.
Mithi Lal, who lives near the Marimata temple in Thakurganj, runs an e-rickshaw for livelihood. The couple has a son Ranjith and a daughter.
According to the children, the father developed a suspicious that mother is having an illicit relationship with another man and often quarrel with her.
On Sunday, they started fighting over very minor issue of our playing outside. At this, the father stabbed the mother with a knife and slit her to throat, on this, hearing the scream, when we reached the room, we found my mother lying on the ground in pool of blood and father started running out of the room. We tried to catch our father with the help of the locals. However, he escaped by pelting stones at everyone, children told.
Police arrived on receiving the information and after investigating the crime scene, they sent the body for post-mortem.
DCP West Sarvashretha Tripathi informed that a blood stained knife has been recovered from the scene. Two teams have been set up to investigate the murder and on the compliant of children, a case of murder has been registered against the accused.