Three deaths reported in Rourkela

Rourkela: Three deaths were reported in three different incidents in the steel city since Sunday, police said today.

One Tara Ekka (48) was throttled to death allegedly by her husband Budhua Ekka (52) in a slum area under sector-7 police limit of the city on Sunday. A search was on for Budhua who has been absconding.

In another suicide incident, a woman identified as Riju Lohar a mother of two children was found hanging in her house in labour tenament colony under Raghunathpally police limit on Sunday. She was suspected to have committed suicide but the cause was yet to be ascertained.

In another incident, one Niharika Bag succumbed to burns at Ispat General Hospital here on Sunday night, the police said. Niharika`s parents had alleged that she was burnt by her in-law`s family members for dowry.