Madikeri: A labourer from Assam working in an estate in M Badaga village near Murnad stabbed his wife to death suspecting her fidelity, in the wee hours of December 29. Later the labourer too was seriously injured after he tried to kill himself by slitting his throat.
Zaheerunnisa, aged 24, wife of accused Zaheerhul Islam is the deceased.
The labourer with his wife from Assam was housed in the estate by the planter. According to relatives, the couple fought frequently and on the fateful night of December 28 their fight extended to wee hours of the morning. Islam stabbed his wife with a knife to death thereby bringing an end to the 18 months married life.
The deceased was stabbed at 13 different places by husband Islam before trying to end his own life. He was shifted to a hospital in Mysuru with serious wounds.
Senior police officials visited the spot.