Rourkela: A person allegedly killed his 26-year-old wife and torched the body at Malgodam Basti in Odisha’s Rourkela city last night. He later surrendered at Udit Nagar police station after committing the crime.
According to reports, the accused, identified as Surjit Jojo, a truck driver by profession, and his wife Divya Oram were staying at Malgodam Basti for the last 1.5 year.
A dispute ensued between the two last night which took an ugly turn when Surjit, in a fit of rage, hacked Divya to death with a knife.
In a bid to eliminate evidence, he set the body on fire after pouring petrol over it. Police started investigation into the incident after Sujit surrendered.