Sundargarh: In a bone-chilling incident, a man in a drunken state axed his wife to death Tuesday night over a family feud at Nabarangpur village under Sadar police limits in Sundargarh district.
The deceased woman has been identified as Niati, wife of the accused Raju Ekka.
According to a source, Niati had an altercation with her husband Raju as he had allegedly brought another married woman to their house. Earlier in the day, the issue was taken to Sadar police station where it was resolved by officials, the source added.
Severe arguments erupted between the couple over the same issue again Tuesday night. Things took an ugly turn when, in a feat of rage, Raju took out an axe and attacked Niati leading to her untimely death.
Worse, Raju went to sleep after committing the crime. On being informed by Raju’s son about the incident, some neighbours called police.
Sadar police recovered the body of Niati Wednesday morning from a pool of blood and sent it to a nearby hospital for post-mortem. Police have also detained Raju and initiated a probe into the incident.