A man has been accused of thrashing his wife to death with a stick after she refused to give him money to buy alcohol in Bemetara, Chhattisgarh, India.

The accused, identified as Bhanu Devangan, had allegedly asked his wife, Santoshi Devangan, to lend him some money to buy a bottle of liquor when their argument turned violent.

After Santoshi refused to give the suspect the money he demanded, Bhanu reportedly felt enraged and erupted into a heated tirade against his wife. During the confrontation, however, Bhanu, in a fit of rage, allegedly picked up a stick and began brutally bludgeoning his wife in the head, the Times Of India reported.

Santoshi, who suffered severe injuries in the attack, subsequently collapsed unresponsive onto the floor. When Bhanu saw that Santoshi was bleeding profusely, he panicked and rushed her to the nearby district hospital on his bike.

The doctors at the hospital determined her to be in critical condition and referred her to a facility that can offer advanced treatment in Raipur. Following this, Santoshi was transferred to Raipur hospital. However, she was declared dead upon arrival at the health facility.

Following the incident, the Bemetara police officers took the accused into custody. Meanwhile, Santoshi's body was released to her relatives after a post-mortem examination on Sunday, May 15.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Bhanu was an alcoholic who often quarrelled with his wife. The police officers added that they have registered a case in connection with the incident and are investigating the death.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a man allegedly brutally stabbed his father to death after the patriarch refused to give him a cigarette in Barpeta district, Assam, India on Feb. 22, Latin Times reported.

The accused, identified as Samsul Hoque, 30, allegedly asked his father Lalmiya, 50, to share with him a beedi to smoke. Beedi is a thin cigarette filled with tobacco flake and commonly wrapped in a tendu found in India. However, after smoking the first beedi, Hoque asked his father for another one.

Upon the suspect's second request, the father refused to share any more cigarettes and began verbally abusing his son. A heated argument quickly ensued between the two. During the confrontation, Hoque, in a fit of rage, pulled out a sharp weapon and began stabbing his father to death. Following the incident, villagers notified the local police. Officers immediately rushed to the spot and apprehended the accused. After the authorities interrogated the suspect, Hoque confessed to the alleged crime.

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