A software engineer working with a Gurgaon-based private company killed his wife today by allegedly hitting her head repeatedly with a cricket bat.

29-year-old Ruchi Sharma’s body was found at the couple’s residence in Vijay Nagar area here, police said.

The woman’s husband Mohit initially tried to mislead the police that his wife had slipped in the bathroom but on searching the house a blood-stained cricket bat was recovered, Superintendent of Police Ajay Pal Sharma said.

It seems Mohit and Ruchi had a heated argument this morning during which Mohit in a fit of anger battered Ruchi’s head with a cricket bat in the bathroom, he added.

A case has been registered against Mohit under relevant sections of the IPC on the complaint filed by Ruchi’s father Balu Ram with the police.

"Mohit has been detained and his interrogation is on," the officer said.

The couple have a son who had gone to school when the incident took place.