Baripada: Police registered a case against a man for allegedly killing his wife for opposing his extramarital affair at Potaldiha village near Kaptipada in Mayurbhanj district.
The accused was identified as Balaram Mohapatra, husband of the deceased Sashmita Sahu.
The matter came to light after Sashmita’s family members lodged a complaint against Balaram with the police in this regard.
According to police, Sashmita family alleged that Balaram threw her daughter into well after killing her over an issue of his illicit affair with a woman.
According to sources, Balaran and Sashmita often quarrel over the alleged extramarital affair of Balaram.
Based on complaint, police reached the spot and recovered the body. The accused has been taken into custody by sending the body for autopsy.
However, Balaram refuted all allegations on interrogation. After the reports of post-mortem we can further come to any conclusion, said a police official.