In a shocking incident, a man allegedly burnt alive a 25-year-old woman at Pratappur village under Purusottampur Police limits in Ganjam district on Tuesday evening.
The man identified as Kruhana Chandra Sahoo of Goudasahi in Pratappur village has been arrested based on the dying declaration of the woman. Sahoo was apprehended while he was trying to flee Berhampur.
Sources said, Krushna and the woman were in love relationship for a year.
On Tuesday, Krushna called the woman for some discussion to a secluded house in the village. However, he allegedly threw some inflammable item on the woman and set her on fire before fleeing the house after committing the crime.
Hearing the screams of the woman, locals rushed to the spot and doused the fire. Later, they informed Purusottampur Police about the incident.
Police rushed to the spot and took the woman to Purusottampur Community Health Centre (CHC) from where she was shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur.
As the woman had received around 80-90 percent burn injuries, she died while undergoing treatment at the MKCG Hospital late on Tuesday night.
“We immediately reached the spot after receiving the information from the sarpanch of Pratappur. The woman was initially rushed to Purusottampur hospital for preliminary treatment and later shifted to MKCG Hospital where she succumbed to the burn injuries. Based on the dying declaration of the woman, the accused has been arrested,” informed Purusottampur SDPO Suryamani Pradhan.
(Edited By Suryakant Jena)