Drunk man beats wife to death in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A 48-year-old man allegedly killed his wife following a quarrel in Kendrapara district, police said on Tuesday.

The incident happened at Gopalpur village under the jurisdiction of Kendrapara police station on Monday night, a police officer said, adding, the man was in an inebriated state.

The accused, a daily labourer by profession, killed his 25-year-old wife following a quarrel, the police officer said, adding, the quarrel broke out after the victim had rebuked the accused for committing nuisance in a drunken state.

The accused, Babuli Sutar, had picked up a ‘lathi’ (a wooden stick) and struck her head with it and the woman died on the spot, the police officer said.

The other members of the family were not at home when the incident happened, he said, adding, the assailant fled the scene after committing the crime.

A murder case has been registered under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code, the police officer said.

Efforts are on to nab the culprit, he said.