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Man hacks wife to death, commits suicide in Odisha

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Balangir, May 11:

In a shocking incident, a person allegedly hacked his wife to death with an axe and committed suicide at Changaria village in Patnagarh area of Odisha’s Balangir district last night.

According to reports, Gitanjali Bariha, the woman, was initially thrashed by her husband Sukant Bariha, a mentally retarded person, with a stick following an exchange of words between the two. He then hacked her with an axe leading to her death on the spot.

He later hanged himself with a rope and committed suicide.

While the woman’s body was found lying in a pool of blood inside the house this morning, his husband’s body was found hanging.

On being informed, police reached the spot, seized the bodies for post-mortem and started investigation.

“Two separate cases have been registered. The matter is under investigation. Primary probe reveals that the man was mentally retarded and undergoing treatment,” said Patnagarh SDPO Sesadeb Bariha.