A drunk man has been accused of brutally strangling his own wife to death over a slight delay in serving him dinner in Sector 141 of Central Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India on Monday, Jan. 24

The accused, identified as Sonu Kumar, 35, a security guard by profession, is reportedly an alcoholic and engaged in frequent fights with his wife Sharda Devi, 33. On late Monday, Jan. 24, Kumar allegedly there a fit after coming home drunk, following Devi's inability to serve him dinner on time. Enraged, Kumar strangled his wife to death using a shawl he wrapped around her neck. He immediately fled the scene after the killing, the Times Of India reported.

Upon hearing Devi’s screams for help, neighbors rushed to the residence to lend her aid. However, by the time the group reached the scene, Kumar had already left. The neighbors immediately rushed Devi to a nearby hospital for treatment. However, she was declared dead upon arrival at the facility, India Today reported.

The deceased’s brother, identified as Sunil Kumar, later approached the police and filed a complaint against Kumar accusing him of murdering his sister. Sunil claimed that Devi was a victim of recurring domestic violence and stated that he had complained about the abuses to the officers several times in the past as well.

Based on Sunil’s complaint, police officers registered a case against the accused under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 302 (murder) and launched an investigation into the incident.

Law enforcement later received information about Kumar’s location near Sector 142 Metro station and took him into custody.

Kumar reportedly worked as a security guard at a private company and Devi worked at another company in Noida. The couple has a 12-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old son, both now live at their mother’s sister’s place in Uttarakhand.

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A man allegedly strangled his wife to death over a delay in serving him dinner in Sector 141 of Central Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India on Monday, Jan. 24. This is a representational image. Shutterstock/Bochkarev Photography

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