Kendrapara, Feb 7: An elderly woman was allegedly poisoned to death for opposing illicit affair of her husband with daughter-in-law at Mangalpur village under Mahakalpada police limits in the district, police said on Sunday.
According to the police, a man identified as Nrushinga had an illicit relation with his daughter-in-law.
When the woman saw her husband and daughter-in-law in a compromising position, she tried convincing them to refrain from the relationship but in-vain.
As the victim disclosed their illicit affair, the duo thrashed her mercilessly and poisoned her.
The victim was rushed to Mahakalpada hospital and was later shifted to District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), Kendrapara as her health condition deteriorated. Further she was referred to SCB Hospital in Cuttack where she died late Thursday night.
Later, the brother and the daughter of the victim lodged a murder complaint at Mahakalpada police station.
The police have detained the duo following preliminary investigation.