Kolkata: A husband attempted suicide after killing his wife. The incident occurred at Padima village under Digha police station in East Midnapore on Tuesday morning.Police said the accused husband, Nityananda Sur killed his wife Jyotsna Sur (27) by slitting her throat. He later consumed poison. Locals at Padima village heard screams of the woman and rushed to the spot. Some of the locals found the woman lying in a pool of blood inside their house at around 10.30 am while her husband was spotted in a serious condition. Both the victims were rushed to a nearby hospital where the woman was declared brought dead. The husband is fighting for his life at the hospital. The incident triggered tension among the locals. They informed the local police station. The husband was later shifted to Kanthi Sub-divisional hospital from the local hospital as his condition deteriorated. After being informed the police reached the spot and started a probe. They have recovered a sharp weapon which might have been used for slitting the throat of the woman. The investigating officers also collected some samples from the room where the woman was found lying on the floor. The locals told police the couple used to engage in fights over some family related issues quite often. They also said a few months ago the woman had a miscarriage which might have had an adverse impact on their relationship. In the preliminary investigation, police came to know that the accused husband came to his house from Digha on Tuesday morning. He often stayed at Digha where he used to work at a hotel. Police are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind the incident. They have sent the body for an autopsy and started interrogating some of the relatives of the couple.