Bolangir: A man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his house before killing his wife at Colonypada in Bhalumunda village under Bangomunda police limits of Bolangir on Sunday night.
Kapurchand Bichha was found hanging from roof with his towel in a room while his wife Kaikai was found lying in a pool of blood in another room.
Sources said both were staying separately for last two months over some family disputes. Kaikai was staying at her paternal house in Talchakel.
Kaikai returned to her in-laws house on Friday and wanted a compromise between the two.
Later in the night, an altercation ensued between the two following which Kapurchand hacked his wife to death before hanging himself.
Though the exact reason is not known, family quarrel is suspected to be the cause behind the deaths.
The daughter-in-law of the couple identified as Sangita Bachha spotted their bodies in the house today and informed the villagers, who called the police.
Police rushed to the spot, seized the bodies and started investigation.