A Chhattisgarh Armed Force jawan allegedly electrocuted his wife to death in the state’s Balodabazar-Bhatapara district on Wednesday after suspecting her of having an affair, PTI reported. The police identified the accused as 33-year-old Chhattisgarh Armed Force 6th battalion cook Suresh Miri.

Assistant Sub-Inspector Paras Ram Jagat at the Sargaon police outpost said Miri had confessed to killing his wife. “The accused was taken into custody yesterday by Sargaon police in Mungeli district, where he had brought the body of his wife Laxmi after allegedly killing her,” Jagat added.

The couple lived in a housing board colony with their two children in Bhatapara, around 80 km from state capital Raipur. Miri reportedly had a heated argument with his wife on Wednesday afternoon. He went into the bathroom and started beating Laxmi when she was washing clothes. “When she fell unconscious, Miri passed electric current to her genitals with the help of a live wire leading to her death on the spot,” Jagat said.

Miri then called his in-laws and told them that Laxmi had fallen ill. He took the body to his native village Khajri in neighbouring Mungeli district. He called up his in-laws again and told them Laxmi had died of the illness. But Laxmi’s parents confronted him when they saw their daughter’s body and informed the police.

The police in Bhatapara have been informed about Miri’s arrest and they will reach Sargaon on Friday to take his custody, Jagat said.