Nuapada: A man allegedly hacked his sister-in-law to death with an axe at Dhanora village under Beltukri police limits in Odisha’s Nuapada district over land dispute.
According to police sources, deceased Jagatini Rana (60) was working at a farmland when her brother-in-law Pratap Singh arrived at the spot. A heated exchange of words erupted between the two over the dispute.
The incident took a violent turn as Pratap lost his cool and hacked the woman with an axe killing her on the spot. On being informed, police reached the village, recovered the body for post-mortem and started investigation.
The accused has been arrested and will be forwarded to court today, sources added.