A man was hacked to death by his wife and son at Sarsara village under Tikayatpali police limits in Sundargarh district late on Tuesday night.
A man identified as Lachan Munda came to his house in an inebriated state yesterday night and asked for Rs 50 from his wife Hema Munda. However, a war of words erupted between the couple as the latter gave only Rs 20 to the former.
Their son Chakra, after noticing the fight, came to the rescue of his mother. Fumed over which, Lachan with the help of an axe attempted to murder the duo. But, Chakra overpowered his father and attacked him with the same axe causing his death on the spot.
On being informed by the neighbours, the local police arrived on the spot and detained the accused mother-son for interrogation. Meanwhile, Lachan’s body has been sent for postmortem.