Berhampur: 3 persons held for killing wives for dowry

Berhampur: Three men were arrested for allegedly killing their wives for dowry in different areas of this district, police officials said today.

Jitendra Kumar Sahu allegedly strangled his wife Priyanka yesterday. The couple had a year-and-a-half old daughter.

Police recovered the body from their house.

A similar case was reported from Burupda yesterday where Bananali Behera allegedly killed his wife Jhili and the couple had a two-year-old daughter.

Jitendra and Bananali were arresed on the complaints lodged by mothers of the deceased, the officials said, adding that both alleged torture of their daughters for dowry by their husbands and in-laws.

On Wednesday, Subash Dakua was arrested from Panchabhuti for allegedly throttling his wife Sukanti to death the previous day. Subash is a daily wage labourer, they said.