Hyderabad: A local court here convicted a man for killing his wife in 2018 and sentenced him to seven years in prison on 18 January. Dommeti Venkata Ramana (67) killed his wife Chantamma (55) on the night of 26 July 2018 following a quarrel.

According to the police, the couple from East Godavari district moved to Hyderabad for the treatment of their 22-year-old disabled daughter. They were staying at Meghna Kuteer Apartment in Goutham Nagar, Malkajgiri, where the husband worked as a watchman and the wife as domestic help.

The couple often quarrelled over family matters. Chantamma had decided to move to their native place with their daughter but her husband was against it. On 26 July, the two quarrelled and the husband picked up an electric sump motor and hit his wife in the face. She sustained heavy injuries and died on the spot.

During the trial on Monday, the court convicted Dommeti Venkata Ramana and sent him to seven- years in prison and also imposed a fine of Rs. 500 against him.

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