Puri: A man surrendered himself before Astarang police on Sunday night claiming to have killed his wife at Raiberuan village in Puri district.
The accused, Ganesh Behera, reached the Astarang police station late last night and informed them of committing the murder of his wife.
According to sources, Ganesh, who was working with a private firm outside the state had returned to the village a few days ago. The couple had frequent fights over the extramarital affair. The quarrel took an ugly turn last night after Ganesh attacked his wife with a sharp weapon resulting in her death on the spot.
Ganesh then beheaded his wife and walked to the police station with the severed head. He later surrendered before the police and confessed to the crime.
Based on the statement, police have arrested the accused and initiated an inquiry, the police sources added.