Kasaragod: A 60-year old man murdered his wife by beating her to death with wooden pole on Monday in Kasaragod. He also assaulted his 25-year old daughter who tried to rescue her mother while she was being murdered by father.

The victim woman has been identified as Kalyani (50), while the injured daughter has been identified as Sharanya (25) who has been shifted to a private hospital in Mangaluru for treatment.

The accused has been identified as Gopalkrishna (60).

According to the reports Gopalkrishna assaulted Kalyani after a heated argument with her over personal issues at 4:00 pm in the evening. Noticing the calls for help of her mother, Sharanya came to the rescue of Kalyani and was attacked by Gopalkrishna. After sustaining critical injuries Kalyani died on the spot.

Gopal officials reached the spot after being informed about the incident by local residents and filed a case in this regard. Gopalkrishna has been arrested by police and further investigations are underway.

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New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally raced past the seven lakh-mark with 22,252 fresh infections on Tuesday, five days after crossing the six lakh post, while the death toll climbed to 20,160 as 467 more people succumbed to the disease, according to the Union health ministry.

With this, the country has recorded over 20,000 cases of the infection for the fifth consecutive day. India's coronavirus infection caseload stands at 7,19,665, the ministry's data updated at 8 am showed. With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 4,39,947, while there are 2,59,557 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country."Thus, around 61.13 per cent of patients have recovered so far," an official said.

The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners.

Of the 467 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 204 are from Maharashtra, 61 from Tamil Nadu, 48 from Delhi, 29 from Karnataka, 24 from Uttar Pradesh, 22 from West Bengal, 17 from Gujarat.

Telangana and Haryana reported 11 deaths each; Madhya Pradesh nine; Andhra Pradesh seven; Jammu and Kashmir six; Rajasthan and Punjab five each; Bihar, Kerala and Odisha two each; and Arunachal Pradesh and Jharkhand one each.