INDIA - A woman who allegedly tried to kill her ailing husband by pushing him off the Ramganga Bridge has been forced to flee from home as her husband was rescued and survived to expose her.
Police are hunting for her, reported Makkal Osai.
Maya from Azad Nagar in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, North India was fed up of tending to her bedridden husband who has been sick for the past three years.
She took him to the Ramganga Bridge on Friday evening and pushed him into the river, expecting him to drown and the body to be swept away.
After committing the crime, Maya allegedly returned home and started making preparations for the fasting and puja, observed for her husband's longevity.
She had no idea that two local divers had spotted her husband struggling in the water while drowning and jumped into the river and rescued him.
They got him admitted at the district hospital.
The victim, Govind Ram aged 53 years, who used to run a fruit juice shop became ill about three years ago and had incurred a heavy expenditure for his treatment, causing financial strain on the family.
During the past few months, Ram was confined to bed and was not even able to attend to a nature's call on his own and had to be helped by his wife and 18-year-old son.