A 45-year-old man died in Bengaluru on Sunday after he was allegedly kicked in the genitals by his wife.
According to reports, the deceased, who was HIV positive, reached home on Sunday night in an inebriated state and sought intercourse with his wife. After his advances were rejected, he allegedly tried to force himself on his spouse.
"I reacted in self-defence," his 35-year-old wife reportedly told the police.
The police was informed about the incident at around 2:30 AM on Sunday. According to the wife's statement, the couple's relationship began to sour after her husband was diagnosed as HIV positive a few years ago and they were living together only for the sake of their 13-year-old daughter.
However, contrary to the wife's claims, Deputy Commissioner of Police MN Anucheth said that investigators have found an injury on the deceased's head.
"At the moment, we cannot conclusively say which injury led to his death, or if his medical condition played a role. We have to wait for the postmortem report," TOI quoted the DCP as saying. The couple's daughter also reportedly said that she had heard her parents fighting.
The police have booked a case of murder and the wife has been arrested.
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