IMPHAL, Jan 29: A 27-year-old housewife was hacked to death with a dao by her husband`s elder brother this morning at around 5.30 am at Hatta Golapati Mayai Leikai under Porompat police station.
She was murdered over a family quarrel and the accused has been absconding since then.
Outraged over the killing, the residents of the locality dismantled the house of the accused Abochabi and turned out the family from the locality.
According to local residents, the victim identified as Jerina alias Baby wife of Ajim of Golapati Mayai Leikai was hacked to death with a dao by the accused identified as Md Abochabi, 38, son of Abdul Manab after his wife Sana and Jerina argued over the improper disposal of kitchen waste.
After hacking Jerina on the head, the accused ran away from the spot crossing the Imphal river. The whereabouts of the culprit could not be traced by the police. The family of the deceased stated that Jerina had confronted the wife of Abochabi over the disposal of kitchen waste improperly in a plot belonging to Jerina. Earlier too Jerina had requested Sana to throw the kitchen waste at a proper place. The confrontation between the two housewives over the matter had been continuing since the last four to five days.
Yesterday also there was a hot quarrel between the two . The younger brother Ajim insisted that his wife Jerina compromise with his brother`s wife and following her husband`s advice she had gone to Sana`s house to settle the matter this morning.
However, again a confrontation between the two women took place and suddenly Abochabi rushed towards the woman with a dao and hacked Jerina at the back of the head resulting in her death on the spot. The post mortem of the deceased women was conducted at RIMS morgue this afternoon and the body handed over to the family.
The Imphal Free Press