Woman critical after hubby set her on fire

Baripada: A woman sustained critical burn injuries after her husband set her on fire before pouring kerosene at Pedagadi village under Kaptipada police limits in Mayurbhanj district on Wednesday.

Critically injured Rasmita Naik was admitted to Udala health centre and later shifted to district headquarters hospital here in late night when her condition worsens.

The bizarre incident took place when Rasmita opposed her husband Srikant’s move to sell rice to purchase wine. Angry over her protest, Srikant attempted to eliminate her.

“My husband tried to sell rice to purchase liquor. When I opposed his move, he poured kerosene and set me ablaze”, Rasmita, who is undergoing treatment, said.

The neighbours rescued the woman and rushed her to hospital in serious condition. On the other hand, her husband is absconding.