Social media impact: Cops arrest husband for allegedly setting woman on fire


Jajpur: After hours of the report of setting a newlywed woman on fire by her in-laws, police have reportedly arrested the husband of the victim from Jalanda village under Korei police limits in Jajpur district.

The matter came to light on Wednesday after the survivor’s father who was unable to lodge an FIR due to police inaction took the help of social media and uploaded the video.

Based on the complaint, a case has been registered under relevant Sections of IPC and a probe was initiated. Meanwhile, police swung into action and arrested the accused husband for further interrogation into the case.

According to sources, one Bilash Chandra Das of Bhandaripokhari area in Bhadrak district had recently got her daughter married at Jalanda. After few days of marriage, in-laws attempted to kill her by pouring kerosene and setting her on fire.

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