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1.5 year after love marriage, hubby axes wife to death in Odisha’s Sundargarh

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Sundargarh: A youth allegedly hacked his wife to death over dowry demand at Chikatnali village under Tikayatpali police limits in Odisha’s Sundargarh district yesterday, around 1.5 year after their love marriage.

According to reports, Gandua Oram (20) of Chikatnali and Binita Oram (20) of Kendudihi village under Lahunipada police limits had eloped 1.5 year ago after having a love affair with each other.

Few days ago, they had returned to the village with their 3-month-old baby. Yesterday afternoon, an exchange of words erupted between the two after Gandua asked Binita to bring money from her father as dowry.

The argument turned fatal as he took an axe and hacked her with it leading to her death on the spot. On being informed, police reached the village late last night and detained the accused for questioning.