An Indian husband was arrested by local authorities in India for allegedly shooting and killing his wife all because she served his dinner late.
Police reports revealed that 60-year-old Ashok Kumar was drunk when he came home on Saturday night to their home in Ghaziabad near the Indian capital Delhi.
According to local senior police officer Rupesh Singh, the man reportedly got into an argument with his 55-year-old wife Sunaina before fatally shooting her in the head. She was already dead by the time she was taken to a hospital.
“The man used to drink every day,” Singh told the BBC. “On Saturday, he came home drunk and started having an argument with his wife. She was upset with his drinking habit and wanted to talk about it, but he wanted dinner immediately.”
“He got frustrated with the delay and shot her,” he added.
Singh said that Kumar has since confessed to his crime.
In recent years, Indian wives have been susceptible to such crimes as for over a decade now, domestic violence has become the most common reported violent crime against women in India.
While domestic violence is also common elsewhere, the BBC reports that India is unique due to the culture of silence and tolerance for it in the society.
A government-backed survey recently found that over 54% of men and 51% of women stated that it was okay for a man to beat his wife if she disrespected her in-laws, neglected her home or children. Such situations may include trivial incidents like putting too much or too little salt in meals.