Reports said that Ritu Devi (23) was murdered by her husband Yash Paul (25), son of Channu Ram of Jamaal Challa, Tehsil Ramkot, District Kathua.
The couple had gone to the house of victim’s sister at village Neeli Tehsil Majalta where they had some verbal dual following which the husband hit his wife a sharp edged axe and killed her on the spot.
After killing his wife, the accused fled the scene but was arrested by police party of Police Station Majalta, led by SHO Narinder Singh from nearby area.
Motive behind the killing was yet to be ascertained. In this regard, a case FIR number 81, under section 302/RPC has been registered at Police Station Majalta and further investigation of the case is going on.