Balasore: A man allegedly killed his wife by slitting her throat over some trivial issue at Odangi village under Sadar police limits in Balasore district on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Anjali Das. Police detained her husband Amulya Das in this connection.
According to sources, Amulya had a heated argument with Anjali over some petty issue this morning. He flew into a rage and attacked Anjali with a sharp-edged weapon on her throat. Later, Anjali’s brother-in-law spotted her lying in a pool of blood and rushed her to the district headquarters hospital.
The woman was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after her condition deteriorated. However, she succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment.
According to family sources, the couple used to quarrel frequently. Meanwhile, Anjali left her husband and was staying with her parents. However, Amulya convinced her and brought her to their house a few days back.
The police visited the village and launched a probe into the incident. The accused is being interrogated, the police said.