Rayagada, Feb 12: A woman was allegedly axed to death by her husband at Kadingaguda village under Rayagada Town police limits late last night.
As per reports, Satana Jakaka had an argument with his wife Banai over petty issue on Tuesday night. Both the couple later settled the matter and went to sleep.
But the husband, in a fit of rage assaulted his wife with an axe while she was sleeping. He later walked seven kilometres to reach the police station to inform the cops about the incident.
Police rushed to the spot and rescued the woman. She was taken to the nearest hospital where doctors declared her received dead. Police have detained the killer husband and are further interrogating him.