An Orissa villager has been arrested for beating his wife to death because she did not cook meat for him, police said on Monday.
Tirtha Biswal, a 38-year-old resident of Bhagirathipur village in Angul district, some 200 km from Bhubaneswar, came home in an inebriated condition on Saturday night and asked for food.
After seeing that there was no meat for dinner, he abused his wife Sukumari and beat her to death in a fit of anger. Biswal and Sukumari had three children.
"He beat her up in front of the other family members," an officer of the local police station told IANS.
The accused was arrested after his father Kunthu Biswal lodged a complaint at the Jarpada police station, the police officer added.