Sundargarh: A woman died while her husband was critically injured after being attacked with an axe by a villager at Junadihi under Sadar police limits of Sundargarh district last night.
Reportedly, the deceased identified as Bachi Oram and her husband Madhu Oram were resting after having dinner on Sunday night when a villager Kartik Tiga arrived at their house.
Tiga was in search of the couple’s son Bala Oram whom he suspected of having an illicit relationship with his wife. Unable to find Bala, he had an argument with the couple and later attacked them with an axe.
While Bachi died on the spot, Madhu was rescued in a critical condition and rushed to Sundargarh District Headquarters Hospital (DHH). He was reportedly shifted to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla.
On getting information, Sadar Police and the scientific team reached the spot and initiated a probe. Meanwhile, the police are trying to nab Tiga who is absconding.