Keonjhar, Feb 14: In a shocking incident, a man has allegedly strangled his wife to death following a heated argument in the Telkoi locality of Keonjhar district.
The deceased has been identified as Bilas Pradhan, a resident of Sinkulabahal village under Telkoi police limits.
According to sources, the accused, Pandaba Umanta, returned to his home in an inebriated state on Saturday night following which a verbal spat broke out between the couple over some issue.
Enraged over this, Pandaba strangled his wife. Later, fearing getting caught and to destroy the evidence, the accused buried the body in the backyard of his house.
Being informed, police arrived at the spot and recovered the body late Sunday night. Subsequently, it was sent for post-mortem to a nearby hospital.
Police have also detained the accused for questioning.
Further investigation is underway, said a police official.