Dhenkanal: A woman was brutally beaten to death allegedly by her husband Dilip Pradhan today evening. The ghastly incident took place at Balarampur village uder Dhenkanal Sadar police limits.
Local police rushed to the spot and conducted a preliminary inquiry. According to the police, initial investigation revealed that it is a case of dowry torture and murder. Prima facie it is suspected that the woman has been beaten to death with a wooden plank, the police added.
“We have registered a case on the basis of the complaint lodged by the deceased’s uncle. The accused is on the run and a team has launched a manhunt to nab him,” Dhenkanal Sub-Divisional Police Officer Sriharsha Mishra said.
Shibani was a native of Balaramprasad. Her uncle said that her in-laws had demanded Rs 3 lakh at the time of marriage which was solmeised seven years back. “She had returned to her in-laws house today after living at her mother’s house for quite sometime,” he said.
“When I reached here, Dilip informed me that he has murdered Shibani. I spotted a wooden plank in his hand,” the deceased’s uncle added. The police is questioning Shibani’s in-laws and searching the accused.