Guntur: A drunkard attacked his wife with a sickle and later killed her with a kitchen knife in Chilakaluripet in Guntur district on Saturday.

The deceased Sika Vanajakshi(40) along with husband Manikya Rao was working on daily wages. Addicted to alcohol, Manikya Rao was torturing his wife for money for drinks all the time. When she refused to give money on Saturday, he attacked her with a sickle and killed her with a knife while she was sleeping. He later smothered her a pillow to ensure she was dead. When their daughter tried to stop him, he attacked her and injured her before fleeing.

Locals informed the police about the murder. Police registered a case and sent the body for post-mortem. The case is under investigation.