Vadodara, Mar 14: A police constable was allegedly beaten to death by his wife following a quarrel over his extra-marital affair, police said today.
Constable Mukesh S Bariya (aged around 35), posted as security guard at the Sardar Sarovar dam in Kevadiya town, about 90 km from here, and his wife Sangita used to have frequent quarrels over his alleged relationship with another woman, Kevadiya police station sub-inspector Y P Patel said.
Four days back, the couple, married for 12 years, again had a tiff over the issue following which Sangita beat him up severely with a cricket bat, he said.
Later, she went to the police station and informed the officials that her husband was lying unconscious at their residence in Kevadiya. Police rushed to the spot and took Mukesh to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
Later, the post-mortem report revealed that he was murdered, Patel said. Subsequently, police conducted an investigation into the matter and on the basis of suspicion, arrested Sangita on Thursday.
She later confessed that she killed her husband with a cricket bat, the SI said. The couple's 10-year-old daughter Priya also told the police that her mother had beaten up her father, he said.
The woman has been booked under section 302 (murder) of the IPC, he said. She was produced in a local court yesterday which remanded her in police custody for two days, he added.