Dhenkanal: A man beat his wife to death on Wednesday in Bajichowk, under the Dhenkanal police station, on suspicion of her character.
The deceased was identified as Mamata Behera and her husband, the defendant, was identified as Satyabrata Mahalik.
Allegedly Satyabrata is serving in the army. He was married to Mamata Behera and lived with their two children in a rented house in Bajichowk. Satyabrata has been on leave for the past 10 days.
There have been regular fights between the couple, suspected of being Mamata’s character, reports added.
However, this morning the enraged Satyabrata hit Mamata in the head with an iron bar when their fight reached an ugly point.
She was then taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead during treatment.
Meanwhile, Satyabrata surrendered at the Dhenkanal City Police Station.