Man hacks wife, mother-in-law to death
Baripada: A man allegedly killed his wife and mother-in-law at Khuntapala village under Morada police limits in Mayurbhanj district on Monday.
Sources said accused Purnachandra Mahanta (50) hacked his wife Mamata (40) and mother-in-law Sumati (61) to death over a family dispute. Both of them died on the spot.
Purnachandra used to torture his wife suspecting her of having an extramarital affair. On Saturday, he had threatened Mamata and Sumati to kill them, following which they had sought police protection.
As Morada police reached the village on Monday morning to apprehend Purnachandra after the double murder, villagers detained the cops alleging that no protection was provided to the mother-daughter duo.