Man hacks wife to death over suspected extramarital affair

Angul: In a gruesome act, a woman was allegedly hacked to death by her husband over suspicion of having an extramarital affair. The deceased woman has been identified as Bhagabati Behera of Pallahara area.

According to sources, Bhagabati along with her husband Bala Behera had been staying at their daughter’s place in Barkotia village of Angul district for the past few days. However on Friday night, there was a quarrel between the couple over some issues, following which Bala in a fit of rage attacked Bhagabati with an axe. Bhagabati reportedly died on the spot.

After receiving information, police reached the spot and arrested Bala.

As per preliminary investigation, Bala was suspecting Bhagabati of having an extramarital relationship and murdered her because of the same reason, police said.

“Bala hacked his wife Bhagabati in the wee hours today. Upon receiving information, a police team reached the spot and found that the woman had sustained grievous injuries on her neck and head. The woman subsequently died on the spot. An investigation is currently underway,” said Jugal Kishore Das, Officer In-charge, Khamara police station.