A 62-year-old woman was clubbed to death allegedly by her alcoholic husband in Thane after she delayed preparing lunch for him on the occasion of Holi, police said.
The incident took place in Jawahar on Monday when victim Gangubai was attacked and brutally killed by Balu Padu Kambdi (64) in the afternoon, they said.
Kambdi was under the influence of liquor and had bought mutton for lunch preparation, said PSI R R Patil of the Jawhar police station.
Heavily drunk, Balu kept badgering his wife to speed up the preparation, police said.
Around 1 PM in the afternoon, he attacked the woman with a sharp and heavy object following which she collapsed and died on the spot.
The Jawahar police charged the accused under section 302 of the IPC and arrested him later in the day.