Man Kills wife, Attempts Suicide In Balasore

Balasore: A man allegedly burnt his wife alive and later attempted suicide by consuming pesticides at Nuapur village under Khantapada police limits in the district on Saturday. According to sources, the man identified as Nilambar Barik took the extreme step over some family feud.

As per reports, an altercation broke out between Nilambar and his wife Savitri while they had gone to nearby agricultural land in the village yesterday. In a fit of rage, Nilambar allegedly poured kerosene and later set Savitri on fire.

Following the incident, Nilambar then consumed pesticides and rushed to Gopalpur Community Health Centre (CHC) where he reportedly confessed to his crime.

On being informed, police rushed to the spot and initiated a probe.

“We suspect some money related issue behind the crime. Further investigation in this connection is on,” said Khantapada IIC, Sriballabh Sahu.