Saswat Singhdeo

Nilagiri: In a ghastly incident, a newly-wed woman was rescued by 2 passersby while running for life after being allegedly set afire by in-laws in Chalipada village under Nilagiri Police limits of Balasore district over a gold chain.

According to sources, the woman engulfed in fire was rescued by locals and admitted into Nilagiri hospital in critical condition.

As per reports, the in-laws of the victim had asked for a gold chain from her parents 3 months back. After their demand was not fulfilled, the woman's husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law allegedly poured kerosene and set her on fire.

"They poured kerosene on me and set me on fire. I started running and later some local villagers threw water on me and brought me to the hospital. My husband and in-laws used to torture me and abuse me for not giving them a gold chain," the victim said.