Sharmili Mallick

Baragarh: In a gruesome incident, a man allegedly set his wife and six-year-old daughter on fire and later attempted self-immolation at Kuketira village under Attabira police limits in Bargarh district over family dispute late night on Tuesday.

According to reports, Kailash Sahu of Titlagarh area in Bolangir district was living in a rented house at Kuketira with her wife Kasturi and minor daughter.

Sources said Kailash and Kasturi had a fight on Tuesday late over some unknown reasons following which Kailash, in a fit of rage set his wife and child on fire by pouring petrol on them and later attempted self-immolation.

Locals rushed to the spot after hearing their screams and informed the fire brigade and the police.

After receiving information, fire personnel rushed to the spot and doused the flames. While the minor died on the spot, Kailash and Kasturi were rushed to VIMSAR in Burla where the couple is undergoing treatment now.