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Odisha: Man sets wife on fire for opposing illicit relationship; arrested

31/05/2021 at 5:42 PM

Rairangpur, May 31: In a shocking incident, a man allegedly set his wife on fire as she opposed his extra-marital relationship at Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj district today.

The accused has been identified as Umakant Mahant, the director of a residential college in Dubulabeda in Rairangpur area.

According to sources, the accused and his wife used to have verbal fights as she opposed his extra-marital relationship. He has developed relationships with some students of his college. He was also staying with his girlfriend, which was being opposed by his wife.

Irate over this, Umakant along with his girlfriend set the woman on fire.

Soon the local residents rushed the woman to a nearby hospital and she was undergoing treatment till the last report came in.

On the other hand, the police reached the village and arrested Umakant. A case has also been registered in this regard.

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