Surkhet man fatally smites wife in drunken stupor

SURKHET: A 46-year-old man has allegedly murdered his wife in a drunken stupor using a stick at Koldanda of Birendranagar Municipality-2 today.

The deceased has been identified as Padma (31) and the accused as her husband Bal Bahadur Budha.

Budha smote his wife with a stick in a fit of rage following a dispute over purchasing a gas stove, inflicting serious injuries on her head, at around 5:00 pm yesterday, according to the Surkhet District Police Office.

His wife then fell unconscious and died on the way to the Bheri Zonal Hospital for treatment, Deputy Superintendent of Police Nishan Thapa at the DPO said.

Both were drunk when the incident occurred, Thapa added.

Meanwhile, arrestee Budha, who had fallen ill, and is being treated in a hospital, police informed