Man kills wife in India over excess salt in food

India: A man allegedly killed his 40-year-old wife at their residence at Bhayandar township in Maharashtra’s Thane district in a fit of rage as a food item made by her and served to him in breakfast was very salty, the police said on Saturday.

The incident occurred on Friday morning in Phatak Road locality in Bhayandar East, following which the police have arrested the accused, they said.

“The man, identified as Nilesh Ghagh, 46, strangulated his wife, Nirmala, to death around 9.30am after having his breakfast. He was angry as the ‘khichdi’ cooked by her and which she served to him in the breakfast contained too much salt,” a police official said.