The incident took place Friday at Basudia village in Nayagadh district, about 100 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, but came to light a day later after the victim lodged a complaint at the Ranapur police station.
Melcha Chandra Pradhan, 40, asked his wife Rama, 38, to prepare a cup of hot tea for him. But he got angry when he found the tea served to him wasn't warm enough.
In a fit of rage, he attacked his wife with a stick. The woman sustained injuries on her head, and was taken by her family to a hospital. Police arrested Pradhan a day later after Rama lodged a complaint, police said.
--IANS (Posted on 22-09-2013)