Woman sets herself on fire over family dispute, dies in city

Published on By prameya news7 (author)

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident in the Old Town area of the State capital Bhubaneswar, a woman committed suicide today after setting herself ablaze. While a family discord is suspected to be behind the scene police detained the husband of the victim.

The incident occurred at the Rathagada Barik Sahi area under the Lingaraj police station today noon. Some locals in the area spotted smokes billowing out of the home of the victim woman Mama at around 11.30 pm. Smelling something fishy in the matter they reached the house of the victim and found a room locked with flames coming out of it. After breaking open the doors of the room they recovered the woman dead with born injuries. It was found that, the woman poured kerosene all over her body before setting her afire.

Lingaraj police reached the spot getting a tipoff on the incident and took the woman’s husband Tukuna into custody and started interrogating.

It is learnt that, Tukuna who happens to be a differently-able person married Mama someone and a half years ago. The couple has a baby boy aged around eight months out of the wedlock.

To go by the neighbours of the couple, the woman could have committed suicide following a family discord.