Dhenkanal: A man was found hanging from the ceiling of his house after he hacked his wife to death at Khalapala village under Balima police limits in Dhenkanal district on Thursday.
The deceased have been identified as Sudhakar Badia and his wife Sili Badia.
According to available information, Sudhakar had a heated argument with his wife Sili over a petty issue, however, it took an ugly turn later.
In a fit of rage, Sudhakar picked up an axe and hacked his wife to death.
Later, Sudhakar allegedly hanged himself from the ceiling of the house.
On being informed about the incident by neighbours, police rushed to the spot and sent the bodies for post-mortem.