A man in Jodhpur district in Rajasthan, India, allegedly used a sword to murder his wife while she was sleeping. The incident took place on Sunday night.

Initial investigation revealed that the accused, Bisnaram Bheel, had doubts about his wife’s character, reported The Times Of India.

ADCP (West) Harphool Singh said that the 35-year-old victim Neelam was staying with her parents in Soorsagar area of Jodhpur for the past few days. She was Bheel's second wife. “He had taken Neelam from her parents’ house on Sunday night to his house in Piparli in Luni area of Jodhpur,” said the official.

He shared that the couple was alone at home at night and the two might have had some arguments. “While both slept at night, Bisnaram hacked Neelam to death in sleep and slit her throat. She died of profuse bleeding later,” said Singh.

Later, he admitted to the police that he murdered his wife. Following the confession, he was arrested. The police also found the weapon that was used to kill his wife.

In another incident, a 38-year-old man allegedly killed his wife and son before taking his own life in the Kadam Vasti area near Pune City, India on Sunday morning. According to police, the man, who earlier worked as a tempo driver, was frustrated over unemployment, reported The Indian Express.

The deceased man has been identified as Hanumant Shinde, his wife Pradnya, and son Shivtej. Hanumant and Pradnya also have a son and daughter elder to Shivtej. His father Daryappa Shinde, who lived with them, informed the police about the incident.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Kalyan Vidhate said, “The father left the house for some work. The deaths came to light after he returned home after which the police were informed.”

Senior inspector Rajendra Mokashi of Loni Kalbhor police station said, “Primary probe suggests that Hanumant strangled his wife to death, killed one-year-old son by slitting his throat and later ended life by hanging.”

ACP Vidhate shared, “Based on the father’s FIR, it seems that Hanumant who used to work as a driver on goods carrying tempos, was out of work for some time. Further probe is on.”

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