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Ram Kishan Chaubey Lakhi DeJalandhar, August 22, 2014 (Yes Punjab News)

A man today killed his wife by striking her repeatedly with a hammer at their house in Hardayal Nagar area near Chhoti Baradari and thereafter consumed poison to end his life.


Ram Kishan Chaubey (60) who was not keeping good relations with his 'second wife' Lakhi Devi (40), today repeatedly hit her with a hammer after an argument in their house. He later consumed poison and his body was found in one of the parks in Chhoti Baradari area.


The couple which hailed from a village near Sahibganj in Jharkhand is survived by three daughters and two sons.


Anita, the elder daughter of the mother, who is married in the city itself, was calling her mother but she was not picking her phone. She then called her brother Ravi to inquire whether everything was fine.


Ravi reached house to find his mother, Lakhi Devi lying in a pool of blood in the Kitchen of their house.  He then raised an alarm and the officials at police station division no. 7 were informed.


Even as the police and the family felt that Ram Kishan Chaubey had absconded after committing the murder of his wife, only a few hours later his body was found in the park.


Chaubey was working a security guard with an industrial unit at focal point while Lakhi Devi was doing household chores in the neighbourhood. Chaubey Family Jal