Man attacks daughter-in-law, commits suicide in Jajpur

Jajpur: A 65-year-old man allegedly attacked his daughter-in-law and later committed suicide at Badabaruneipada village under Panikoili police limits in Jajpur district on Saturday. The injured woman, who sustained multiple injuries in the attack, has been shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) in Cuttack in a critical condition.

Though the exact reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the incident could be the fallout of some family feud. However, further investigation in connection with the incident is on, police said.

As per reports, the incident took place at around 2 pm on Saturday. At first, the man attacked his younger daughter-in-law with a sharp weapon injuring her critically and later committed suicide by hanging himself inside their house at Badabaruneipada in Jajpur district.

“A case has been registered by Panikoili police. The injured woman was shifted to SCBMCH after preliminary treatment at Jajpur Hospital,” informed SDPO of Jajpur Road, Kedarnath Sahoo.

“The exact reason behind the attack could be ascertained only after the statement of the woman is recorded,” Sahoo added.