Bareilly: A man in Lakhimpur Kheri district chew off wifes nose after she threatened to leave home on Saturday evening.

The woman was living separately from her husband for nearly six months due to some dispute and returned home on Wednesday. On Saturday evening, both of them had a quarrel and the man attacked her and ran away. Police have registered an FIR in the matter.

The incident was reported from Mudiya village in Neemgaon area where victim Sarojini Devi, 34, was allegedly attacked by her husband Moolchand. Sarojini was convinced to return home with her husband by local village head and a senior resident. 

However, Moolchand still misbehaved with Sarojini and raised question about her character.

On Saturday evening, Sarojini decided to return to her maternal home and Moolchand took it as an insult. He thrashed Sarojini and later chew off her nose. After the incident, Sarojini informed the police and filed an FIR against her husband at Neemgaon police station.

“We have booked the accused under IPC section 326 [voluntarily causing grievous hurt] and he will be held soon. The victim has been admitted to the hospital and her condition is stable," said Rajkumar, the SHO of Neemgaon police station.