Jajpur, July 11: Police have arrested the ex-husband of a woman teacher who was brutally hacked to death near Rachiipur Chakka in Jajpur Road on Thursday.
The accused has been identified as Soumya Ranjan Mallick. The deceased identified as Jogamaya Jena of Natapada area in the district was hacked along with one of her male colleagues.
Police said that family feud was the reason behind the brutal murder. “The accused had married the deceased eight years ago but the teacher divorced him two years ago. The deceased had also the custody of their son,” said a police official.
Police said that the accused intercepted the victim and later assaulted her with a sharp-edged weapon. He also assaulted the Jogamaya’s colleague when he tried to resist him.