Woman shot dead by husband over family feud


Bhadrak: A family feud turned violent when a man gunned down his wife over family feud at Dahani Gadia under Bhadrak town police limits here today.

The deceased woman has been identified as Annapurna Puhan. According to police, the accused husband Gautam Puhan of Arjunpur under Dhusuri police station works as a private security guard.

Gautam who worked as a security guard at an industrialist’s house and residing at a rented house in Dahani Gadia had a heated exchange of words with his wife over some issue this morning. The altercation turned ugly when Gautam took out his service rifle and opened fire at Annapurna in a rage of anger.

Annapurna who was shot at her neck was rushed to Bhadrak District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) by some neighbors. However, she succumbed to the bullet injury while undergoing treatment.

On being informed, Bhadrak town police rushed to the spot and arrested the accused with seizure of his rifle.

We have launched an investigation into the incident and it is suspected that the accused security guard is mentally unstable, said a police official.


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