Woman immolates self, family cries foul


Angul: A woman allegedly committed suicide by dousing herself with kerosene and then setting herself ablaze at Balijereng village under Purunakote police limits here on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Sandhyarani Sahoo.

According to the deceased’s mother-in-law Bina Sahoo, Sandhyarani took up a quarrel with her in the morning for visiting her paternal house.

Bina claimed it to be a case of suicide as she was absent when the incident took place and she found Sandhyarani’s charred body after coming back home.

Meanwhile, the deceased’s father Markand Sahoo, alleged that his daughter was murdered by her in-laws. He said Sandhyarani’s in-laws were always preventing her from visiting her parent’s place.

Reportedly, police reached the location and the body is seized for an autopsy.

Bimal Lenka, additional Tehsildar of Angul said,”According to primary investigation, the deceased died of critical burn injuries and the allegations will be later justified after receiving the autopsy report.”

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