A housewife, Devika caused the death of her husband, Jagan, by spraying the pesticide 'Hit,' in his mouth, when he was in an inebriated state. The victim fell unconscious and soon breathed his last. The incident took place at Film Nagar in Hyderabad. Devika and Jagan had always quarrelled with each other. Jagan, who was always in a drunken state, was used to hitting his wife. On the fateful day, when he tried to attack her, Devika sprayed the pesticide and killed him. She confessed to the crime in police interrogation.