Gujarat: Man hacks wife to death using ‘Axe’, injures sons, later commits suicide

Vadodara: In yet another gruesome incident, a 35-year-old man allegedly hacked his wife to death using an axe while injured his two sons before committing suicide by jumping off in front of an approaching train.

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday in Miyagam village in Karjan tehsil which is about 40 kilometres from Vadodara, Gujarat, news18 reported.

“Balwant Raypalsinh Sindha first attacked his wife Daksha (32) with an axe and then his sons Ajay (12) and Chetan (10), grievously injuring all three. The children had intervened to save their mother. She was declared dead on arrival by medical authorities,” said Sub Inspector R G Desai of Miyagam police station.

The two grievously injured minors have been shifted to Sir Sayajirao General Hospital here and their condition is serious, he added.

“Later, Sindha’s body was found near the tracks close to Karjan railway station. He jumped in front of a local train. We identified his body with the help of a phone SIM card, a tattoo and the bicycle on which he had arrived at the spot,” Desai added.

According to the neighbors, the couple had been married for 18 years and frequently quarreled.

Further probe into the matter is underway.