Dhenkanal: A man who had killed his wife on late night of January 6 over alleged extramarital affair was arrested by police from Andhari village under Parajang police limits in Dhenkanal district on Sunday.
As per police, the accused identified as Lalit Sahu of Pangatira village had married to Gita Sahu of the village in the year 2017. Soon after the marriage, Lalit started questioning the character of Gita as a result of which she returned to her father’s house.
On January 6 evening, Lalit planned to kill Gita and hid on the roof of her paternal house. At around 1.30 AM, when all were fast asleep, he entered the house and hacked Gita with an axe killing her on the spot.
Based on a complaint, police had launched a manhunt and nabbed him yesterday. Police also seized the murder weapon and other evidence from Lalit’s possession.