THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a shocking incident, a man killed his wife at the medical college hospital in the capital city. He killed his wife by hitting her head with a stone. The woman has been identified as Radhika (42) of Navaikkulam. The man identified as Jayakumar (45) later tried to commit suicide by hitting his head with the same stone. He has been admitted in the hospital with serious head injuries. The incident happened Monday morning at 8.45 am in front of the coffee shop of the hospital.
Radhika was admitted at ward 17 of the hospital. Jayakumar was her bystander. She came out with her husband to have a coffee at the shop. In between, a dispute broke out between the two and in a fit of rage, he took a tile lying nearby and hit her with that. She was immediately taken to the casualty by those who were standing there.
Following the incident, Jayakumar hit his head with the same stone. Security employees and police who reached the spot took him to the casualty department. Radhika died while undergoing treatment. Her body has been shifted to the mortuary of the hospital. Jayakumar is in the critical care unit with police escort. Police are investigating whether Jayakumar is mentally unstable. The reason for him to commit the crime is not known. Security employees stopped media persons from reaching the spot.