Dadeldhura police arrested a man for killing his wife in Nawadurga Rural Municipality-5 of Dadeldhura district on Saturday.

Police arrested 29-year-old local Shyam Saud for hitting his wife, Manisha Saud (28) with a piece of wood to death, informed Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rajendra Bahadur Chand, at District Police Office, Dadeldhura.

Shyam himself had called the local police office after killing his wife at 7:00 pm, said DSP Chand while adding that he was arrested the same night and brought to district headquarters.

After the preliminary investigation, police has reportedly determined that Shyam Saud had killed his wife during a domestic dispute. The couple has a son and a daughter.

The body of the deceased has been kept at the Dadeldhura Hospital for post mortem.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the case is underway, informed police.