A callous gravedigger allegedly bludgeoned to death his wife with repeated blows of a shovel over some domestic dispute in the slum area of Ali Park in the remit of Urban Area Police on Saturday.

According to locals, the deceased Asia Batool, mother of two children contracted second marriage with Niamat Ali who had also divorced his first wife.

However, the couple failed to developed good relation and often would quarrel over poverty. On Saturday, both exchanged harsh words over some domestic dispute at which Niamat Ali picked up a shovel and bludgeoned her to death. Resultantly, she breathed her last on the spot while the accused fled away the scene. On information, the police reached the scene and shifted the dead body to the morgue of DHQ Teaching Hospital for autopsy.

The police have stared investigation into the incident.