Wife beater commits suicide

A 40-year-old committed suicide after his wife fell unconscious due to his beating.

The deceased, K. Shiva Kumar, a lorry mechanic, was allegedly a habitual drunkard and used to beat his wife in inebriated condition. He returned his home in Neredmet on Tuesday night in inebriated condition and picked up an argument with his wife. He beat her up so severely that she fell unconscious. Presuming her to be dead, he committed suicide by hanging to the ceiling, according to Neredmet police. (INN)