Bargarh: A man committed suicide by consuming poison after thrashing his wife with a wooden rod and setting her body on fire at Banchanagar village under Gaisilat block of Bargarh district on Thursday.
As per reports, the deceased identified as Maheswar Sahu and wife Sushrita Sahu were at loggerheads over some issue because of which the latter was staying separately since the last few days at a rented house in Dunguripali under Padampur block of the district with her two daughters.
Sushrita had visited Maheswar’s village during Makar Sankranti. Yesterday, they were again involved in an argument when Maheswar lost his control and thrashed her with the rod. After she lost consciousness, he poured kerosene on her body and set it on fire.
It was after Maheswar realised his mistake, he consumed poison and committed suicide. It was after Maheswar’s brother lodged a report, Gaisilat police reached the spot, sent the body for post-mortem and initiated a probe.