Mumbai: A 45-year-old unemployed man allegedly killed his wife after being unable to handle her illness and medical treatment in Maharashtra’s Parbhani district, a police official said on Monday.

The incident took place on Saturday night when the man stabbed his wife, who was suffering from brain tumour, with a sharp weapon at their home in Mudgal village, located about 500 km from here, he said.

The accused later came out of the house and threw his blood-stained clothes nearby. Some locals alerted the police who reached the spot and seized the clothes.

The man was arrested on Sunday, the official said.

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“The accused said he killed his wife after being fed up of her illness and medical treatment,” Pathari police station’s inspector Vasant Chavan said.

A case was registered against the accused under various Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including 302 (murder), he added.

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