Jajpur: A 56-year-old woman teacher immolated herself at her residence at Shantibajar colony under Dharmasala Police limits in Jajpur district on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Sarojini Das of Shantibajar colony, a teacher at Dharmasala Damadarpur Bidyapith.
The incident occurred in the wee hours today when Sarojini’s husband, Chitaranjan Mohanty, who is Principal at Sahaspur college, was asleep. Meanwhile, Sarojini poured kerosene on her body and set herself ablaze. Hearing scream of the victim, Chitaranjan got up and doused the flames, but by then she was no more.
On being informed, police visited the spot and launched a probe into the matter. Her body was seized and sent for post-mortem.
It is reported that she was mentally unstable for the past few months.