Ganjam: A man allegedly killed his wife and later committed suicide over a family dispute in Bagada village under Digapahandi block in Ganjam district on Monday.
The police said the accused identified as Bankia Sethi killed his wife Santoshini and later, hanged himself with a rope.
Sources said, Bankia, who was working as a labourer in Bhubaneswar, had gone to his rented house in Bagada village where his wife and son were staying.
The duo entered into an altercation over some petty issue this morning. But when the situation turned tense, Bankia, in a fit of rage, slit his wife’s throat with a sharp weapon. Later, he hanged himself with a rope inside the house.
On being informed, police reached the spot and seized the body for post-mortem. A case has been registered and a probe has been launched, sources said.