Dhenkanal, Nov 11: A man allegedly has beaten his wife to death in Chaulia village under Sadar police limits in Dhenkanal district.
Police said the accused, identified as Pradeep Pradhan, was a chronic alcoholic and used to fight with his wife on a daily basis.
On Wednesday, he allegedly has beaten his wife with a wooden plank after a spat as she tried to stop him from drinking and as their fight reached an ugly point. Following this, she succumbed to injuries.
On being informed, Sadar police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter to nab the accused.