A husband wanting to get intimate with wife could not control his temper when she refused citing her ill health.
The man became infuriated so much that he attacked the wife with an axe then and there.
Since the couple were in the wife’s home, her mother got awake listening to the ruckus but she too came under attack by son-in-law.
While the elderly woman passed away as she could not sustain the attack, the wife remained grievously injured and it was by chance that police on night patrol could locate her.
It was them who rushed her to hospital where her condition is still termed as serious.
The incident is said to have taken place on Friday night around 1 o clock.
The incident took place in village Patna, 20 kms from district headquarters.
The accused has been identified as Sanat Kumat Patwa and he works as a vendor to make a living.
Police later came to know that the woman had been living with her mother because she was often a victim of domestic violence despite more than a decade of marriage and two children.>