Ganpat P Shetye, a resident of Pernem was arrested by Pernem police after he approached them to confess of having killed his wife Sneha Shetye.
Sneha’s body was found on the roadside at Nachinola on Tuesday evening. She was married to Ganpat about six years ago.
Police had shifted the body to Asilo Hospital where it was observed that Sneha had stab injuries on her chest and stomach. Even as the Mapusa police began their investigations in the case, Sneha’s husband surrendered before the Pernem police.
A magisterial inquiry is also on in the case as the death of the wife has occurred within six years of marriage.