Balangir: A man has been arrested on Wednesday for allegedly strangulating his 9-month pregnant wife to death in an inebriated state at Radharanipada in Balangir town last night.
Reportedly, the accused Motilal Barik is a habitual drunkard and used to beat his wife Anandini Barik daily. Last night also, he reached home under the influence of alcohol and beat Anandini.
Later, he took her inside and allegedly strangulated her. Anandini was found dead in the house today morning but Motilal was absconding. On getting information, Balangir Town Police nabbed Motilal.
Anandini’s relatives have demanded to take stringent action against Motilal. Balangir SDPO and IIC of Town Police Station reached the spot with the scientific team and have launched an investigation into the case.