Balangir: Marlad village under Titlagarh police limits in Odisha’s Balangir district today woke up to a shocking incident as a person of the locality allegedly hacked his wife to death and later committed suicide.
According to reports, Bhojraj Jani (50) of the village was mentally ill for the last few days. He was also undergoing treatment.
He woke up early this morning and attacked his wife Kumudini with a billhook at her neck, leading to the woman’s death at the spot.
Bhojraj then ended his life by hanging himself using a saree. On being informed, police reached the spot and started investigation.
The body has been sent for post-mortem. A police official said that a “dispute” ensued between the two following which Bhojraj took the extreme step.