- A man in India identified as Sooraj has murdered his wife
- Sooraj allegedly killed her by letting loose a snake on her while she was sleeping
- He had attempted to kill her earlier with a viper
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A woman has lost her life in the southern state of Kerala, India when her husband murdered her by letting loose a cobra in her room.
The husband was alleged to have attempted to kill her earlier with a viper.
According to the police, the husband, Sooraj, a 27-year-old man had contacted serpent handlers and had also watched snake videos on the internet.
According to the police, the husband, Sooraj, a 27-year-old man had contacted serpent handlers and had also watched snake videos on the internet. Credit: DailyMail
He had earlier purchased a viper in March but the wife survived the snake bite.
The husband, not satisfied that she survived obtained a cobra from a snake handler and threw it at his sleeping wife.
The incident was said to have occurred at the woman's father's house where she was still recuperating from the earlier snake bite.
Immediately after her death, Sooraj tried to secure ownership of his wife's property.
This made her parents suspicious.
According to Daily Mail, she was from an affluent family, but Sooraj -- who worked in a private bank -- was not so well off.
The couple had a one-year-old child.
Going further, the police said the marriage had involved a huge dowry comprising nearly 100 gold coins, a new car and some 500,000 rupees (around $20,000) in cash.
"Sooraj feared that divorcing Uthra would mean giving back all the dowry. That's when he decided to kill her," the police statement said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Indian expatriates in Nigeria are pleading with the government of their country to give them landing permit for a chartered flight so they could return home.
The group of 200 Keralites are scared as Nigeria's coronavirus cases keep increasing on a daily basis.
Among the group are pregnant women, children, elderly people with comorbidity, those who have lost their jobs and those whose visas have expired in the last three months, The Indian Express reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the representative of the group, Dr Arun Gangadhar, said they have a deal with Air Peace Airline to evacuate out of the country.
According to him, the group has handed over a letter from the airline to the Indian high commission for approval.
He said: "They acknowledged the letter and said they will get back to us. We have also sent copies to the Kerala health department which has forwarded it to the Covid war-room at the Centre. Till date, we haven’t got a response.”
Dr Gangadhar said isolation facilities in Nigeria are not satisfactory, adding that the health system is not equipped to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said: “The general situation in Nigeria is very bad. About 61 per cent of the cases being reported here have no epidemiological links which points to community transmission. Soon the cases will peak. The government’s isolation facilities are not satisfactory and the health system is not equipped to handle the pandemic."
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