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Woman kills drunkard husband in Odisha capital

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Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Jun 15:

A 42-year-old man in the Odisha capital was allegedly beaten to death by his wife with a pestle stone after an argument over the former’s drinking habit late on Sunday night, police sources said today.

(Left): Mamata Das being led away by police; (Right) Haribnadhu Das lying in a pool of blood (OST Photo)
(Left): Mamata Das being led away by police; (Right) Haribandhu Das lying in a pool of blood
(OST Photo)

The case, now being investigated by the Government Railway Police (GRP), came to light after neighbours informed police about it this morning.

The incident took place in quarter number- D5/1 near Jagannath temple in Mancheswar Railway Colony around 2 AM last night when the deceased, identified as Haribandhu Das, returned to his quarters in an inebriated state. The couple had a  fight during which the woman assaulted her husband with a pestle stone killing him.

“When the wife, identified as Mamata Das, confronted her husband over his drinking habit, an argument ensued between the couple. Mamata attacked her husband with a pestle stone and hit her repeatedly. In no time he collapsed in a pool of blood on the floor. He failed to resist as he was in a drunken state,” said a railway police official.

Another reason Mamata hit her husband to death was that Haribandhu always forced his wife to invite his sister-in-law to his Mancheswar quarters. The deceased sexually assaulted his sister-in-law whenever she came to his quarters, enraging his wife.

Haribandhu was working as a Grade-B employee (technician) in East Coast Railway. The couple has an eight-year old son, GRP sources said,

Police have registered a murder case after a thorough investigation into the incident. The body of the deceased was later taken to Capital Hospital for autopsy.

“We have arrested Mamata Das for allegedly killing her husband. She will be produced in a local court here later in the day,” said Inspector-in-charge of Bhubaneswar GRP Saubhagya Kumar Swain.