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COLOMBO (Web Desk) – A husband killed his wife over the use of mobile phone, ‘Sunday Mawbima’ reported.


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The man had asked his wife not to use mobile phone but she continued using it secretly.

Kosgoda police said the man severely assaulted his 23-year-old wife and killed her with a wooden pole.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man snatched and kept the phone used by the wife in his custody as she was secretly conversing with someone. But she bought a new one and was using it secretly again, Emirates 24/7 reported.

On the day of incident, the accused, a garment factory worker, came home early and went wild when he saw his wife engaged in a conversation with someone. He beat her with a wooden pole.

Police said there were frequent disputes between the two and the wife was mulling over divorce from the husband.

It was the victim’s second marriage. She had a child from the first marriage.

Police said suspect was taken into the custody and would be produced before the Balapitiya magistrate court.