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Odisha: Minor husband detained for setting wife ablaze in Mayurbhanjh

26/04/2021 at 8:50 PM

Rairangpur, Apr 26: A minor boy was detained by Rairangpur Town police for allegedly killing his minor wife by setting her ablaze over a family dispute at Ranipal village in Mayurbhanjh district last night, police said today.

The deceased has been identified as Anita Murmu.

According to the report, some locals saw Anita burning last night and informed the police subsequently. Till the time the police reached the spot, Anita had succumbed to the burn injuries already.

Later, the father of the deceased had filed a written complaint at Rairangpur Town police station claiming that her daughter was killed by her husband and his family members over family dispute. Based on the complaint, the police has detained Anita’s minor husband for further investigation.

Notably, the two minor tied the nuptial knot last year when the lockdown was imposed in the entire country due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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