The deceased has been identified as Surathi Nayak (50), a resident of the same village.
The gory killing which took place on Thursday night came to light today morning after some locals spotted the severed lower part of the victim’s body floating in water. They immediately rang up police.
Later, the body was sent for post-mortem by police and a case was lodged.
The victim was staying alone in her house after husband’s death a few years back and two daughters’ marriage subsequently. The accused identified as Shatrughan was torturing her regularly, informed police.
On the day of the incident, Surathi had been to watch TV in a neighbour’s house when Shatrughan arrived there and indulged in a verbal spat. On the same day the victim went missing from her house.
It is suspected that, the accused who is on the run currently, took her to the river bank and cut in half to later throw the body parts into river.