Kaptipada: Even as stringent law has been enforced against domestic violence crime, a man murdered his wife allegedly over dowry here.
The incident was reported from Mahuldiha village under Kaptipada police limits in Udala in Mayurbhanj district on Saturday night.
The deceased was identified as Subhadra Mukherjee (20), wife of Biswajeet Mukherjee (32).
According to reports, Subhadra was beaten to death by her husband with a shock absorber of an auto rickshaw.
Sources said that Biswajeet was suffering from some sort of abnormality and he was taking medicines for it. He attacked his wife at around 1.00 am and hit her with the mechanical device on her head. She died on the spot.
The family members captured him and handed him over to the police.
The body of Subhadra has been sent for postmortem.
The couple has a seven-year-old girl.
However, the family members of Subhadra alleged that she was killed for dowry.
Reports said that Biswajeet was earlier rescued by fire services personnel from a tree. A week ago, he had climbed a 30-ft high tree due to abnormality. He was taken to a psychiatric for treatment on Friday.
Even after he took medicines as prescribed by the doctor yesterday night, he was violent and beat his wife to death.