Keonjhar: A woman sustained critical cut injuries after she was attacked by her husband over a family dispute in Barigaon village under Ghasipura police limits in Keonjhar district late last night.
The victim has been identified as Manjulata, while her husband has been identified as Nabaghana Sahu.
According to sources, Manjulata and her husband had an altercation over a family issue last night. During the commotion, the man flew into a rage and attacked his wife with an axe.
The victim was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital with critical injuries and was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after her health condition deteriorated.
While Manjulata is undergoing treatment at the hospital and her health condition was stated to be critical, Nabaghana ended his life by consuming pesticide. He was found in a critical condition on the outskirts of the village.
Though he was rushed to the hospital, the doctor declared him dead.
On being informed, police reached the spot and registered a case regarding the incident, sources said.