Husband commits suicide after killing wife

Ranchi, Jan 24 (IANS) A man allegedly killed his wife and then committed suicide in Jharkhand's Bokaro district, police said Thursday.

Pradeep Mahto was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his house in Chas in Bokaro district, about 130 km from here. His wife was found dead on the bed.

Pradeep has a, 18-month daughter, police officials said, adding that the squabbling between husband and wife could have led to the incident. This was Pradeep's second marriage.

"Preliminary investigations indicate it is a case of murder and suicide by the man. We are investigating other angles," said an official.

--Indo-Asian news Service

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