The deceased has been identified as Kamakshi Mohanty. The accused, Himanshu Mohanty, has surrendered to the police and conceded to the crime, informed DCP Prateek Singh.
According to information, the youth attacked Kamakshi in the kitchen room. He first stoned the woman’s head first and then slit her throat, killing her on the spot. A daughter of the attacker watched the ghastly act and narrated the same to neighbours. Later, family members found Kamakshi in a pool of blood, said sister of the deceased.
While the exact reason behind the incident was yet to be known, greed for wealth is believed to have led to the heinous crime.
On being informed, the Chauliaganj police reached the spot first. A scientific team also rushed to the spot and conducted investigation.
“During primary investigation, Himanshu had conspired to grab all wealth of the family after death of his elder brother. As a result, they were at loggerheads for long. Himanshu is now being interrogated,” said the DCP.