Dharamgarh: A man hacked his wife to death in Koriguma village under Jaypatna police limits in Kalahandi district on Sunday.
The deceased has been identified as Bela Majhi.
As per the report, the deceased was staying with her parents since past two years following a dispute with her husband and the accused Agasti Majhi but the latter arrived at her home today morning in an inebriated condition.
Later, following a heated argument with his wife the accused attacked her with an axe killing on the spot.
In a bid to escape from the spot, the accused subsequently climbed atop a tree at College Square.
Local police rushed to the spot and arrested Majhi after a Herculean effort of almost one year.