Bhanjanagar, Apr 1: A couple had allegedly set themselves on fire over a family dispute at Tulasipalli village under Tarasingi police limits in Ganjam district today. The wife died due to burn injuries while her husband sustained critical injuries in this incident.
The deceased has been identified as Jhili Pradhan, wife of Dukhishyam Pradhan both residents of the same village.
According to police reports, the couple had a family dispute earlier following which a spat broke out between them today morning. Irate over the incident they set themselves on fire. They were rushed to Jagannath Prasad Hospital where the doctor declared Jhili dead and her husband, Dukhishayam is undergoing treatment.
However, the father of the deceased alleged that Dukhishyam has killed her daughter over a family dispute.
Later, the police reached the hospital and launched an investigation to the matter.