Chandipur: A man allegedly killed his wife over family dispute at his house in Sahada village under Chandipur police limits in Sambalpur district last night.
The deceased was identified as Sumitra Kamulia (28), wife of Ajay Kamulia (31) of Sahada village.
According to sources, the couple entered into a commotion last night over some petty issue. The argument took an ugly turn when Ajay attacked Sumitra with a sharp-edged weapon leading to her death on the spot.
Hearing the screams, some neighbours contacted Sumitra’s family members. Sumitra’s family members reached the house and found her dead. The angry family members then tied Ajay and thrashed him.
On being informed, Chandipur police reached the spot and rescued Ajay in critical condition and admitted him to the district headquarter hospital for treatment.
The police have seized the body of the woman for post-mortem and launched a probe into the matter.