Bhubaneswar: In a barbaric incident, a woman was killed and her husband sustained critical injuries as they were brutally attacked by a youth of their village at Bhatasahi under the Odagaon police limits in Nayagarh district late on Friday night.
The deceased was identified as Mani Singh and the injured as her husband Niranjan Singh. Niranjan has been admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital, Nayagarh. The accused youth, Manoj Nayak, has fled from the village after committing the crime.
According to reports, a quarrel erupted over a village feast led to the ghastly incident. Following heated arguments, Manoj with a lethal weapon in the hand forcibly entered the couple’s house and attacked them mercilessly. He then fled from spot.
Though the two were rushed to a nearby hospital, doctors declared Mani dead. Niranjan was later shifted to the DHH in view of his critical conditions.
On being informed, the police have reached the spot and started investigations.