Mrunal Manmay Dash

Baripada: A minor scuffle turned fatal after a woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband in Purnachandrapur Village under Morada Police limits in Mayurbhanj district.

According to sources, Jena Bhakta belonging to Purnachandrapur village had an argument with his wife on some domestic issues. However, in the heat of the moment, Jena allegedly thrashed his wife mercilessly, which led to her death on the spot.

Fearing his imminent arrest, the accused allegedly dumped the dead body in a jungle in the wee hours of today.

The locals informed the police about the couple's quarrel following which an investigation was launched and Jena was arrested.

Jogeswar Mallik, IIC of Morada PS said, "Jena Bhakta confessed to his crime during interrogation."

"We got a complaint from the villagers about the incident. The accused confessed to his crime and led us to the location where he dumped the body. The scientific team is on the spot & the body will be sent for postmortem," added Mallik.