A woman allegedly murdered her husband at their residence in Film Nagar on Monday night.
The deceased was identified as Jagan, a private sector employee.
According to the police, Jagan had come home in a drunken condition and picked up a fight with his wife. Enraged over his behaviour, Devika sprayed a mosquito repellant into his mouth before strangling him to death. The victim reportedly cried for water repeatedly and lapsed into a coma before breathing his last due to the strangling.
The neighbours told the police that the woman did not open the door even though they knocked it repeatedly. The locals then alerted the police, who rushed to the spot, took Devika into custody and sent the body to the Osmania General Hospital for a post mortem.
The Banjara Hills police registered a murder case and took up investigation.