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By A Newsman

Siliguri, 23 October: A middle aged man surrendered to police in Jalpaiguri after having hacked his wife to death on the suspicion that she was into an extra-marital affair.

The incident took place in the wee hours today at Jalpaiguri’s Adarpara locality in ward no 11. The accused and the victim have been identified as Santosh Das, 45, and Motibala Das, 36, respectively.

Santosh is a small-time cloth merchant. According to police, the parents’ house of his wife is in Siliguri and Santosh yesterday dropped his only son there. He returned from Siliguri in the evening.

In the wee hours today, while his wife was fast asleep, Santosh hacked her repeatedly with a traditional sharp weapon. The woman died on the bed. After this, Santosh walked up to Kotwali police station and told that he has killed his wife as she was into an extra-marital affair.

Police have arrested him and has sent the dead body to Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital for post-mortem.