Man hacks wife, mother-in-law in Kozhikode

Bindu and her mother in hospital. Photo: Screengrab/ Manorama News

Kozhikode: A family dispute ended up in violence in Kozhikode's Kodenchery after a man hacked his wife and mother-in-law on Monday morning. Paramala native Bindu (46) and her mother Unniyatha (69) were grievously injured in the attack. Bindu's husband Shibu (52) attacked the duo around 6 am on Monday and fled the area. 

Bindu suffered severe injuries on her shoulder, head and neck. Her mother's one finger was severed after Shibu attacked her with a machete.

Manorama News reported that Shibu who was hiding near the house attacked Bindu when she reached the courtyard in the morning. Her mother was also attacked when she tried to block the assailant.

Both women were rushed to the Thamarassery Government Taluk Hospital soon after the incident and later shifted to the Government Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode. 

Shibu aka Joseph was nabbed from Puthuppadi in Thamarassery in the evening. "Shibu was taken into custody from the 22nd Mile in Thamarassery based on a tip-off we received from an individual who identified him," the Kodenchery station inspector told Onmanorama.

Shibu and Bindu were separated for nearly two years. It is learnt that problems in their family life led to the attack. The couple has three children.

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