A marital discord took an ugly turn when a man allegedly ended his life after killing his wife in Patnagarh of Bolangir district on Thursday.
The shocking incident took place at Khuntasamalai village under Larambha police limits in the district.
The deceased have been identified as Ghasi Taanla and his wife Kunti. The couple’s son lodged a complaint with the police in this regard.
As per reports, Ghasi came home drunk on Wednesday night and picked up a fight with his wife. In a fit of rage, Ghasi hit his wife with a blunt object killing her on the spot.
He later consumed poison to end his life. Though other family members rushed Ghasi to a hospital, he was declared dead by the doctor.
The police have seized the bodies and launched an investigation into the matter.