Patna: Infuriated by his ailing wife’s refusal to take her medicines, a man in Bihar’s Buxar district killed her, police said on Friday.
Salma Khatoon, 26, died of her injuries after her husband Mohammed Mustafa Abbasi hit her with a blunt object on Thursday.
“Salma was sick for some days and a doctor had prescribed some medicines to her. But she was not taking them regularly,” Gorakh Ram, the Brahampur police station chief, said.
“Her husband was unhappy over it. When she refused to take medicines, her husband in a fit of anger hit her with a blunt object,” he added.
Instead of taking his seriously injured wife to a nearby hospital, Abbasi visited a shrine of a Muslim saint to pray for her fast recovery. She died for lack of immediate medical care.
Police arrested Abbasi and sent him to jail after presenting before a court.
A case was lodged against him on the basis of a statement of Salma’s brother.