Khordha, Dec 23: In what appears to be a sensational murder case, Balipatna Police here has arrested a woman on the charge of killing her husband and burning his body later in the backyard of house in Banamalipur village.
The accused has been identified as Lili Giri, a resident of the same locality.
As per the report, Lili’s husband namely Nidhiram Giri had disappeared from his home suspiciously three months back. While a frantic search by the deceased’s relatives went in vein, Lili also claimed ignorance on the issue.
However, the whole matter came to light after the accused woman divulged the truth before a friend in the village during a casual talk and the latter informed the police.
As per the confession of Lili before police post her arrest, a verbal duel had erupted between her and Nidhiram three months ago. As the argument escalated further, she took out a pestle and hit her husband’s head in a fit of rage.
After Nidhiram died on the spot, the accused set his body to fire by dragging to the backyard of the house.
Police have seized the burnt body parts of the victim during the inquiry.