JAGATSINGHPUR: A woman of Samantrapur village under Tirtol police limits was allegedly burnt to death over dowry on Thursday. The woman, Chinmayee Sahoo, hailing from Pakhad under Pattkura police limits, was married to Umakant of Samantrapur village in 2013. The family members of Umakant had demanded dowry, including a motorcycle, during the marriage. Due to financial constraint, Chinmayee's family was unable to fulfil the demands following which she was regularly tortured.
Khiroda Sahoo, father of the deceased, lodged an FIR in Tirtol police station alleging that there was a dispute between his daughter and her in- laws as the latter were demanding more dowry. When Khiroda failed to meet those demands, they allegedly poured kerosene on his daughter and set her on fire. Though she was rescued by some locals, Chinmayee died on way to hospital. At least six other houses were also gutted due to the fire. Police have registered a murder case. The accused are absconding.
2 sisters sustain burn injuries
Sundargarh: Anamika Khati (36) and her younger sister Pinky sustained severe burn injuries after they were set on fire by a male acquaintance at Darlipali area under Bhasma police limits in Sundargarh district on Thursday night. They have been admitted to VIMSAR, Burla.
Sources said the accused, Jairam Mahanandia, had an affair with Anamika. However, the relationship got strained due to frequent quarrel between the duo.
Sundargarh SDPO PK Mohanty said the sisters, who were working as daily labourers, were staying in a rented accommodation at Darlipali. Subsequently, Mahanandia started staying with them but due to frequent quarrels, he was asked to leave the house. With an intention of taking revenge, Mahanandia entered the house at around 1.40 am and poured petrol on the sisters before setting them on fire. The SDPO said the condition of the sisters is critical. Efforts are on to nab the accused.