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Odisha: Woman Allegedly Burnt By Husband, In-Laws Over Dowry


17 December 2019

Pramod Kumar Das


Balasore: A woman has been fighting with critical burn injuries after being allegedly doused with kerosene by her husband and in-laws and burnt alive. The shocking occurred at Sadikpur village under Khaira police limits of Balasore district.

The victim identified as Minati Parida was rushed to the nearest hospital on Tuesday with severe burn injuries, said a police official. Her condition is said to be critical.

A case has been registered against four people including victim's husband Gourang Parida said police.

According to a complaint lodged by the victim's family, the woman was first doused with kerosene and then burnt alive by her in-laws who were harassing her over dowry since her marriage to Parida seven months ago.

They had reportedly began demanding within a month of marriage and had been mentally and physical harassing Minati. The survivor had shared her ordeal with her family and had stated that she feared for her life.