Nayagarh: Saddened over the death of her husband, a woman attempted self immolation by jumping into the funeral pyre at Kumbhar Sahi in Khandapada here on Sunday.
Victim identified as Lipina Senapati has been admitted to district headquarters hospital in critical condition. Most of her body parts sustained burn injuries, hospital sources said.
“Her condition is critical. Sixty per cent of her body parts have sustained injuries. We may refer her to Cuttack if required,” Laxmikant Bisoi, doctor treating her, said.
Her husband Rabindra Senapati, who worked as truck driver in Andhra Pradesh, died in a road accident near Eluru four days ago. Residents in the locality were grieved after Rabindra’s body arrived at his residence on Sunday afternoon. Family members took the body for cremation and consigned it to flames.
Family members took the body for cremation and consigned. Hearing the sad news, 20-year old Lipina broke down mentally and tried to take the drastic step.