Man arrested for beating wife to death in Mayurbhanj

Baripada: Police on Friday arrested a man for allegedly beating his wife to death in his house at Chaturisahi village under Kaptipada police limits of Mayurbhanj district.

As per reports, the incident happened on Thursday after a feud ensued between Hadia Khilar and his wife Suni. Police said Hadia attacked her with an wooden plank following which Suni died on the spot.

Hadia later dragged her body to another room of his house and fled the scene.

Police rushed to the spot, recovered the woman’s body and sent it for post-mortem. They were also successful in arresting Hadia after a manhunt.

“When I returned from the farmland, I saw Hadia calling his sons to have food. But then I noticed Suni was lying dead. My son must have killed her,” said Hadia’s mother, Sadia Khilar.

“My daughter was killed by my son-in-law. They used to quarrel with each other on a regular basis. But no one knew he will go to such an extent that he will kill her,” Suni’s mother Somabari Khilar.

Inspector-in-Charge of Kaptipada Police Station, Reena Behera informed, “We reached the spot after receiving a complaint about the incident. The details of the murder will be known after thorough investigation.”