The wife of an Indian Navy ground staffer was booked for murder after she beat her husband to death following years of domestic abuse, on Sunday, an official said.
The deceased has been identified as Kaushalendra Singh, who was working as an aircraft handler at the INS Hansa, a naval base in South Goa's Vasco sub-district, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Sunita Sawant.
"According to statements given by the neighbours, the deceased used to beat his wife after drinking alcohol," Sawant added.
On Saturday night, the accused had called neighbours to her home, after the deceased started beating her up again. But after he went off to sleep in a drunken state, the wife used a heavy kitchen equipment to hammer his head until he died.
Kaushalendra Singh was later taken to a naval hospital, after the wife alerted them, but he was declared dead on arrival.
"Post mortem shows 12 to 14 deep injuries on the head and a lot of blood loss. We have recorded the statement of the woman and she is under arrest," Sawant said.