Man stabs wife to death inside police station

Madurai: A 42-year-old man allegedly stabbed his wife to death inside the All Women police station at Samayanallur in the district today, police said. Kannan and his wife Muthulakshmi, 38, had gone to the police station to settle a domestic dispute, police said.

Muthulakshmi, with whom Kannan had frequently quareled suspecting her fidelity, had separated from him and been living with her father for the past two years, police said. Kannan had filed a police complaint seeking custody of his three sons from Muthulakshmi, their mother, they added.

Police were enquiring the couple today when Kannan pulled out his sickle and allegedly hacked his wife, seriously injuring her. He fled the scene before before the police could react, and Muthulakshmi died on the way to hospital, police said.