Baripada, Nov 20: A man has hacked his wife to death in Mayurbhanj on Saturday.
The incident took place at Jagannathpur village under Betnoti police limit.
The deceased has been identified as Manguli Purti and the accused is Makhan Purti.
Sources said an oral spat broke out between Manguli and Makhan late at night on Friday. Aggrieved over it, Makhan hacked Manguli with an axe. As a result, she died on the spot.
Being informed by the locals, police seized the body and sent it for an autopsy. Later, police arrested Makhan, who was hiding in the forest.