A 35-year-old lady allegedly killed her cousin immediately on suspicion that she was having affair together with her husband in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol district, the police stated.
The incident happened at Padhkar village, 45 km from the district headquarters.
The accused was recognized as Roshani Kewat.
The lady suspected that her cousin Lalita Kewat, 30, who lived close by, was having affair together with her husband, stated inspector Mahendra Singh Chauhan of Budhar police station.
“Roshani lost her cool when she saw Lalita talking on mobile phone. She thought Lalita was speaking to her husband. She picked up an axe lying nearby and hit Lalita in the neck thrice, killing her on the spot,” the official stated.
“We have arrested Roshani for murder,” Mr Chauhan stated.