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Wife stabs former Indian hockey player seven times after fight in Mumbai

A 52-year-old former hockey player was murdered by his wife in Malad on Saturday over a family dispute.

The wife, Amita, who later injured herself, is undergoing treatment at a civic hospital.

He lived on the 27th floor of a plush society in Malad’s Kachpada area with his 45-year-old wife, 23-year-old son, Ganpati, and a 15-year-old daughter.

According to the police, on Saturday, when Apaiyya’s children were out, his wife and he were enjoying a few drinks in the afternoon.

The two soon started arguing over an issue, which took an ugly turn when Amita brought a knife from the kitchen and stabbed him seven times. Later she injured herself.

The neighbours were alerted to the incident after Apaiyya started screaming for help.

They informed the police control room and rushed the injured couple to Shatabdi hospital.

Apaiyya was declared dead by doctors, while Amita is undergoing treatment. She is yet to be arrested.

The Malad police have registered a case of murder against Amita on the complaint of Ganpati, who is an engineering student.

Amita is Apaiyya’s second wife and Ganpati is his son from his first wife.

Neighbours said the couple used to fight frequently over petty issues as Amita was short-tempered.

An officer from Malad police station said Amita would be arrested once doctors declared her medically fit.

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