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Man kills wife in Odisha over delay in serving tea

A 56-year-old-man killed his wife in Odisha's Dhenkanal district as she delayed serving him tea, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Wednesday at Guhalipal village, about 110 km from Bhubaneswar.

india Updated: Aug 22, 2014 16:41 IST
Priya Ranjan Sahu
Priya Ranjan Sahu
Hindustan Times

A man killed his wife in Odisha's Dhenkanal district just because she failed to serve him tea on time, police said on Friday.

Mahalia Nayak (56) of Guhalipal village, more than 100 km west of Bhubaneswar, allegedly attacked his wife Janha Nayak (54) on Wednesday night with a sharp edged weapon when she was asleep.

"We have arrested Nayak on the basis of a complaint lodged by the couple's eldest daughter. He has confessed to the crime," Hindol police station in-charge Dasarathi Nath said.

Nayak, a landless labourer, and his wife were living alone in the house. The couple's three children - two daughters and one son - are all married.

His son has migrated to Tamil Nadu for work, leaving his wife at her parents' place.

The argument between the couple started on Monday morning after Nayak shouted at his wife for not serving tea on time. As he continued to quarrel with her for the next two days, she also refused to cook food for him as a protest.

She also complained about their quarrel to her son over telephone. Her defiance enraged Nayak further and he killed her.

First Published: Aug 22, 2014 13:24 IST