Ghatagaon, May 16: A man has allegedly beaten his wife to death over an argument in Satyapal Village under Harichandrapur police limits in Keonjhar district last night, police said today.
The deceased has been identified as Dukhi Patra, wife of the accused Bimbadhar Patra who was working as a guard in the village.
According to the police, a spat broke out between the couple late last night over some reasons. Irate over the incident, Bimbadhar thrashed his wife mercilessly causing her severe injuries. Today morning, after finding about the incident, the locals rushed Dukhi to the Community Healthcare Centre (CHC) in Harichandrapur where the doctor declared her brought dead.
Later, the police reached the hospital and arrested Bimbadhar. Further investigation is underway.