Bhadrak: A woman was found murdered at home allegedly by her husband at Mangalapada village under Basudevpur police limits in Bhadrak district on Monday, police said.
Police said the man, identified as Prafulla Barik, hacked his wife, Jayanti, to death before surrendering.
“The accused came to the police station and told us that he killed his wife last night and was surrendering. The accused is being questioned in connection with the case,” a police officer said.
The accused confessing the crime said he took the drastic step as he was frustrated over a longstanding family feud.
According to sources, the couple often squabbled over petty issues. They were indulged in a fight on Sunday night, following which Prafulla picked up an axe and attacked his wife, killing her on the spot.
On the basis of Barik’s statements, the police arrested him and initiated an inquiry.