A man allegedly killed his wife and injured his 6-year-old daughter in the Ghatikia area of Bhubaneswar after he was denied money for buying drugs.
The incident happened on Thursday when the accused, identified as Sanjit, asked for Rs 1,000 from his wife to buy drugs, which she refused, following which an argument broke out between the couple.
In no time, the fight escalated and in a fit of rage, Sanjit attacked his wife Saraswati with a dagger. Critically injured, Saraswati bled profusely, resulting in her death on the spot.
It was when Sanjit's minor daughter intervened to stop him, that he launched an attack on her too.
On hearing her screams, Sanjit’s brothers Manjit and Ranjit residing nearby rushed to the scene only to find Saraswati dead and 6-year-old in an injured state.
Talking to India Today, Bhubaneswar DCP Prateek Singh said the accused has been arrested. He had been absconding since the incident.
As per the information, Sanjit, who is unemployed, used to demand money for consumption of drugs and alcohol from his wife, who was working as a nurse at a private hospital.
Furthermore, the accused used to have frequent fights with his wife over monetary issues.