A 56-year-old Indian man killed his wife in Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, as she delayed serving him tea, police said on Friday.
The incident took place on Wednesday at Guhalipal village, about 110 km from Bhubaneswar but came to light after police arrested the man a day later.
The trouble started on Monday morning when accused Mahalia Nayak asked his wife Jhana to serve him tea. Enraged by the delay he had a heated argument with her, investigating officer Dasarathi Nath said.
The trouble intensified when the man continued to argue with his wife after she refused to cook and serve him food, he said.
Nayak raised the issue on Wednesday night and killed her with a sharp weapon, Mr. Nath said.
Police have arrested Nayak after he confessed to the crime, he said.