Man Arrested For Killing Wife Over Dowry In Odisha’s Bargarh

**Bargarh:** A man has been arrested and court forwarded today for allegedly strangulating his wife to death at Turcha village under Gaisilat Block of Bargarh district.

Reportedly, the accused identified as Narendra Sahu of the village had married Sasmita Sahu of Jamjuri village under Belpada block of Bolangir district four years back. However, within one year of their marriage, Narendra started abusing Sasmita physically for not bringing dowry.

Even after being advised by the Gram Panchayat, Narendra did not stop torturing Sasmita. As a result, Sasmita’s paternal uncle Ganesh Sahu took her to Jamjuri. In absence of Sasmita’s father, who is working in a brick kiln outside State, Ganesh has been taking care of her family.

Few months earlier, Narendra along with father and some villagers arrived at Jamjuri and took Sasmita after signing an agreement. However, yesterday he informed Sasmita’s family members that she has died.

On getting information, Ganesh along with other family members rushed to Sasmita’s in-laws house where they found her dead with signs of strangulation and injuries on her body. Ganesh immediately lodged a complaint at Gaisilat police station, based on which a case was registered and Narendra was arrested.

Till last reports came in, Sasmita’s body has been sent for post-mortem to Padampur Sub-divisional Hospital.

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