Bhadrak: A woman was allegedly shot dead by her husband at Dahanigadia village under town police limits in Bhadrak district over family dispute on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Annapurna Puhan (27).
Meanwhile, the accused husband identified Gautam Puhan (32) of Arjunpur under Dhusuri police limits in the district has been arrested by the Bhadrak town police. Gautam was working as a security guard.
Police have also seized the bullets and the gun used in the crime, sources said.
According to reports, a heated exchange of words erupted between the couple over a family dispute in the morning following which Gautam took out his service gun and opened fire at his wife.
On being informed, police reached the spot and noticed Annapurna lying in a pool of blood and Gautam sitting near her. The woman had received bullet injuries on her neck.
Although police rushed Annapurna to the Bhadrak District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), she was declared brought dead by the doctors.