Bhadrak: A man was arrested today for killing an elderly couple over ‘love affair’ in Odisha’s Bhadrak district, police said.
The incident took place at Malabada village under Chandbali police station in the district.
The deceased have been identified as Sudhakar Biswal (55) and his wife Sara Biswal (50).
According to police, Trilochan Senapati (28) thrashed the couple with a wooden stick this evening following a heated argument leaving woman dead on the spot. Sudhakar succumbed to his injuries in Chandbali Community Health Centre (CHC).
The accused, who hails from the same village, wanted to marry the couple’s elder daughter but latter’s parents married off her to another boy a few days ago. Enraged after knowing this, the accused picked up an argument and later attacked the couple, said Chandbali Inspector-In-charge Minati Biswal.
Ranjita Biswal, another daughter of the couple, sustained critical injures when she rushed to save her parents. She was first rushed Chandbali CHC and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Cuttack after her condition deteriorated.
Meanwhile, Bhadrak SP Rajesh Pandit said investigation is underway into the incident.