Keonjhar: A woman was allegedly killed by her husband over family dispute at Kharaba village near Harichandanpur in Keonjhar district last night. The accused was identified as Jethu Mallar.
According to sources, an argument erupted last night between Jethu Mallar and his wife Kankad Mallar over a petty issue. Later, it took an ugly turn and Jethu attacked his wife with an axe in a fit of rage that lead to the death of the woman. Jethu fled the spot soon after committing the murder.
On being informed, police reached the spot this morning and launched a probe into the matter sending the body for an autopsy. Further investigation is underway to nab the absconding.