Kerala: Husband leaves cobra in wife's room, wife dies due to snakebite

The matter came to the fore in the proceedings in the complaint of the relatives

A court in south Kerala’s Kollam has convicted a man named Suraj for killing his wife Udhara with a cobra bite, though the sentence will be announced on October 13. Husband has been accused of killing his wife by snakebite.

According to the information, when his wife was sleeping, the husband left the bite of a cobra snake in the room. This incident happened on 7th May 2020. In this case, the death penalty has been demanded for Suraj. Victim’s parents say that the accused should get maximum punishment. The committee that inquired into the matter came to know that the accused had received proper training from a local snake catcher. Also, the same person had given the cobra to the accused.

Let us tell you that the matter came to light when the woman’s parents filed a case a few days after her death. The family of the deceased alleged that Suraj and his family members tortured his daughter for dowry. Suraj’s eyes were on his wife’s property. Special Public Prosecutor Advocate G Mohan Raj submitted that Uthra was handicapped and was given 98 Sovereign gold, Rs 4 lakh and a car as dowry at the time of marriage. Apart from this, Uthra’s father used to give 8 thousand rupees every month. The accused had bought a cobra from a person named Suresh who was doing snake catcher to grab Uthra’s property and also paid Rs 10,000 for it.

Let us tell you that Suraj left the snake in the wife’s room due to which the cobra bit his wife twice and after the incident, Suraj kept awake all night so that the cobra would not bite him. On being taken to the hospital in the morning, the doctors declared him brought dead. The youth from whom he had bought the Cobra has become a government witness. During the hearing, he confessed before the court that he had given the snake to Suraj. Suraj was charged with several counts including murder of his wife (Uthra Murder) and domestic violence. The court today convicted Suraj under sections 302, 307, 328 and 201 and the matter will now come up for hearing on October 13.

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