A 38-year-old woman in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh murdered her abusive husband with the help of her lover, police said.
The killing happened Sunday, newspaper the Times of India reported, citing additional superintendent of police Kunwar Ranvijay Singh.
The woman, identified as Shabana, wanted to get rid of her husband Naeem, the official claimed.
Police described Naeem, a 40-year-old resident of the village of Shankarpur, as an alcoholic who used to beat Shabana.
Shahrukh, Shabana’s 25-year-old lover, allegedly took Naeem to a vacant plot and made him consume liquor “in large quantities,” according to Singh.
“Later, Naeem lost control and fell down. Shahrukh then smashed his face with a heavy stone multiple times and killed him,” he said.
Shahrukh has been arrested, while Shabana is still absconding.
It was unclear what charges they faced over Naeem’s death.
In a similar story, a woman from Delhi killed her husband with the help of her lover more than a month ago so she could continue her affair.
The woman and her lover, identified as Hema and Sachin, were arrested after they admitted to the Dec. 4 killing of the former’s husband, Suresh.
Police initially did not suspect foul play in the case, but they were prompted to register a murder case when an autopsy revealed that Suresh had died from a combined effect of asphyxia due to antemortem compression of the neck and injury of the liver by blunt force trauma.
Hema, who made contradicting statements to authorities during interrogation, later confessed to the crime along with Sachin.
The widow admitted that she had been in a relationship with Sachin for two years and that the couple conspired to kill Suresh to continue their affair, police said.
The duo had offered Suresh alcohol on the day of his murder, and they strangled him while he was intoxicated. They then reportedly kicked the victim’s neck and abdomen until he died.
In another similar incident, a 23-year-old woman in India was arrested after she killed her abusive husband with the help of her lover, who was also a friend of the deceased.