College girl sets herself ablaze in Deogarh


Deogarh: A college girl allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze at Rengalbeda under Reamal police station limits in Deogarh district on Friday around 1 pm.

According to information, a college-going girl allegedly set herself on fire over an unidentified reason. The deceased has been identified as D/o Santosh Kumar Sahu and a +3 third-year student at Deogarh Model Degree College. She was staying in a rental house at Olatbata.

According to the report, the victim set herself ablaze near a tube well. After hearing her screaming, two of her sisters reached the spot and tried to douse the fire while informing the fire tenders.

On being informed, the fire tenders reached the spot, doused the inferno and rushed the victim to the district headquarters hospital (DHH). However, the doctors declared her “brought dead”. Later, the police sent the body for post-mortem, registered a case of unnatural death and launched a probe in this regard.

As per family sources, the deceased was under depression for the last few days, but the actual reason behind her alleged suicide is yet to be ascertained, sources said.

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