In a shocking incident in Bengaluru, India, a 52-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly stabbing her 56-year-old husband. The catalyst for this gruesome act was reported to be a marital dispute revolving around the husband’s decision not to take his wife to Singapore, according to The Times of India.
The incident, which unfolded on January 6, has sparked discussions about the complexities of long-distance marriages and the emotional toll they can take.
Marital Dispute Escalation
The couple who have been married for more than 2 decades, since 2002, faced a growing rift exacerbated by the husband’s frequent visits to Singapore for work over the last 25 years.
Despite their two-decade-long union, he reportedly visited his wife and 20-year-old son only a few times each year. The strain on their relationship reached a breaking point when, in September 2023, the wife and son joined him in Singapore, intending for the son to pursue higher education there.
The tensions climaxed on January 5 when the family returned to India. The husband, intending to return to Singapore on January 19 with only his son, informed his wife of this plan on the morning of January 6. This revelation triggered a heated argument, setting the stage for the violent turn of events later that day.
The Violent Confrontation
In a disturbing act, the woman allegedly attacked her husband with a knife while he slept in their bedroom. The assault included stabbings to the head, hand, and back, as well as a chilling act of splashing chilli powder mixed with water on his face. The husband, providing an account to The Times Of India, revealed the severity of the attack that left him requiring 14 stitches in the hospital.
The violent encounter escalated to the point where both the father and son had to physically remove the woman from the bedroom. Recognizing the severity of the situation, they promptly called the police, who arrived at the scene and took the woman into custody.
Police Suspicions and Fallout
A senior police officer hinted at a possible motive behind the attack, suggesting that the husband might have excluded his wife from his plans due to her “lacking his modern outlook.” This statement raises questions about the dynamics within the marriage and the impact of changing lifestyles on long-term relationships.