Keonjhar: A man allegedly hacked his wife to death with an axe at Rugudisahi village under Nayakote police limits in Banspal block of Keonjhar district late on Friday evening.
According to reports, the accused identified as Jadu Mahakud and his wife Banita Mahakud had a heated argument after they had dinner on Friday evening.
During the course of the argument, Jadu got enraged picked up an axe lying in their house and hacked Banita to death.
A profusely bleeding Banita died an instantaneous death.
Jadu fled the spot after telling his mother Nuani Mahakud that he has hacked his wife.
On being informed, police have launched an investigation into the murder and have seized the body for autopsy.