In a shocking incident, a man in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh shot his pregnant wife dead after she refused to give him money to buy liquor.

After 42 days of lockdown, the government on May 1 allowed the sale of alcohol in red, green and orange zones with certain restrictions.

According to a report in Hindi daily Hindustan, the accused killed his 25-year-old wife in front of his 4-year-old son.

The man identified as Deepak Singh fled from the spot after killing his wife, but was later arrested. The incident took place in Bhatoli village of Sarpathan area in the district.

The crime took place when Deepak asked his wife Neha to buy liquor and she refused. Later, a heated argument ensued between the two and Deepak shot his wife with a countrymade pistol. The man shot his wife on the head.

Scared of the incident, the son of the accused ran away from home and hid in the bushes.

Hearing the gunshot, the local residents gathered at the spot and rushed her to the hospital. Senior police officials later reached the spot after local residents alerted the cops.

The police have sent the body of the victim for postmortem. The son of the accused was later traced from the bushes after four hours. The boy later narrated the full details of the incident to the cops.

According to police, Neha was four months pregnant. She was married to Deepak four years ago.

Before lockdown, Neha was residing with her husband in Delhi. Police have now filed a case against Deepak after a complaint by the brother of the deceased.

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