Ghaziabad, Aug 30: A man who used to return home here drunk every night and thrash his wife was killed by the enraged woman, police said Friday.
The incident came to light Friday morning in Rampuri area when their 22-year-old daughter found her mother lying near the body of the father, Shri Ram Sharma, 54.
The family told police that Sharma, a transporter, would consume liquor every night and then assault his wife for no reason.
This happened Thursday night too. Angry that his wife Shanta, 48, delayed opening the door, he beat her both at the entrance and inside the house.
Unable to bear the violence, the woman picked up a hammer and hit his head, killing him instantly.
Police officer Ran Vijay Singh said the woman had been arrested.