CUTTACK: Four days after the gruesome incident of a man killing his wife after chopping off her hands in Arada village under Cuttack Sadar police limits, police on Monday recovered the two severed limbs from an abandoned pond in the village.
Sources said locals noticed a hand floating in the pond situated about 500 mtr from the house of the accused husband Kalandi Mallik alias Prasanna. They also found a dog feeding on the other severed hand near a bush on the embankment of the pond.
On being informed, police rushed to the spot and recovered the two severed hands. The limbs have been sent to SCB Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem, said IIC Cuttack Sadar police station Deba Datta Kar.
Following a family dispute, Kalandi (46) in a fit of rage had chopped off the hands of his 35-year-old wife Saraswati Prusty on Thursday night and fled with his two sons. Police recovered the body of Saraswati which was lying in a pool of blood with her hands missing.