Athagarh, Mar 3: A drunk man allegedly set his wife on fire over a spat in Jenapada village here in Cuttack district today.
According to the locals, the man identified as Bichitra Dishoi came home drunk and had an argument with his wife Sujata Dehury on Wednesday evening. Irate over the argument Bichitra, in an inebriated condition set ablazed his wife with kerosene. Due to a gas leak, the fire spread in the house and the couple sustained critical injuries.
Locals rushed them to Athagarh hospital from where they were shifted to SCB hospital as their condition deteriorated.
On being the police reached the place and initiated a probe into the matter.