Sumitra Behera, 42, of Sarsara Balanga village in Sundargarh district, Odisha, India, was found dead with her skull crushed on January 3, 2014, about 200 meters from her home.
“My wife was an active campaigner against animal sacrifice and had always opposed cockfights. She had earlier received threats from several people. I suspect they might have murdered her,” her husband Malu Behera told police, in a statement seconded by her son Mithun Behera.
No arrests in the case have been reported.