A man who was killed in a domestic dispute with his wife has been identified as Manisha Clarke, from the northern state of Kerala.
Key points:The 33-year-old man was killed by a woman he had allegedly attacked with a knifePolice have been investigating the incident for a period of timePolice have confirmed that the incident is being investigated as a murder and are appealing for information on the suspectPolice say the incident took place on a rural highway in the state’s capital, PalakkadA senior police official said on Friday that the investigation was underway for “several days” and that “there is no evidence that the deceased was involved in the attack”.
Manisha Clarke was reported missing from her home in the town of Chilkur in Kerala’s Kerala state on Tuesday.
A local police official told local media that the woman who had allegedly assaulted the 33-day-old had told a neighbour that she had gone to Manisha’s house to “save her face”.
“She claimed she was going to go back home to her parents in Kannur, but that she was attacked by her husband,” the official said.
“When she returned home, she told us that she and her husband had been arguing about her husband.
She was not willing to give up her husband.”
She had reportedly called the police on Tuesday night to inform them about her son’s disappearance.
A woman has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Police said they had arrested the woman after receiving information that she could have a “domestic violence record”.
A police official later confirmed that they were conducting a “surgical examination” on the body.
“We are not sure whether it is a murder, but we are going to conduct a surgical examination and conduct further investigation,” the police official added.
The police official also confirmed that an FIR had been lodged at the police station in the city of Kerala for the alleged murder of the 33 year-old, who had reportedly gone missing from the couple’s house on Tuesday evening.
Police had previously announced that the man was found dead at his home in Chilku in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh on Friday evening.