Cuttack: A 27-year-old youth was detained here by the city police on Saturday for allegedly stabbing and grievously injuring his younger brother’s wife. The woman with deep cut injuries in her neck and lower abdomen is now undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College Hospital here.
According to the Malgodown police, Prabir Barik of Erasama in Jagatsinghpur district had married only four days ago and the couple was staying in a lodge here near College Square. “This afternoon, Prabir’s elder brother Biswambar entered into the room in which the couple was staying and stabbed the young woman twice with a knife,” said local police inspector DP Patro.
Following a complaint by the lodge owner, the police apprehended Biswambar from the Badambadi bus-stand and seized a blood-stained knife from him. Quizzing both brothers, the police learnt that Biswambar and the victim woman were in a relationship for over five years. But somehow that relationship fell apart and the woman later enticed Prabir and married him secretly in a temple, the police said.