Balasore: A man identified as Budhiram Majhi, of Baripada village under Khantapada police limits in Balasore district allegedly committed suicide after beating his wife to death on Thursday night suspecting her character.
According to neighbours, Budhiram returned home in an inebriated condition and a quarrel ensued between the couple, which later escalated into a heated duel. In a fit of rage, Budhiram took out a sharp object and hacked his wife to death.
Later, the accused realised his mistake and committed suicide by hanging himself to a ceiling fan in the house. Some neighbours found the couple dead and informed the police today morning.
Police seized the bodies and sent it for post mortem. Police suspects that the deceased man, who worked and lived in Kolkata was suspecting the character of his wife which could have led to the murder.
Further investigation in this regard in on, said the police.