Youth kills wife, throws body into well

Baripada: A youth allegedly killed his wife and threw her body into a well at Potaldiha village under Kaptipada police limits in Mayurbhanj district.

It is alleged that the accused, identified as Balaram Mohapatra, killed his wife Sashmita Sahu to save the illicit relationship he had developed with another woman.

As per the complaint filed by Sashmita’s parents, Balaram had an illicit relationship with another woman due to which the couple used to fight; and a similar brawl occurred again on the fateful day following which Balaram killed his wife and threw the body into a well.

The family members also alleged that their daughter was brutally beaten before she was murdered.

However, Balaram refuted all the allegations stating that Sashmita fell into the well while fetching water.

Police are yet to comment on the case.