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On 'Savitri', Woman Charred To Death, Dowry-Torture Alleged

03 June 2019


Puri: On auspicious Savitri Puja, a day in which married women pray and fast for their husband's long life, a deplorable incident has taken place in Puri. A married woman as well as mother of a baby girl was found burnt to death in her in-law’s house under Nimapara police station (PS) limits here in the district today.

While the in-laws claim it to be a suicidal death, the deceased’s parental side has lodged a complaint against the in-laws alleging dowry-torture.

The deceased has been identified as Diptimayee, wife of Krushna Chandra Jena, a resident of Jena Sahi in Taradapada village under Nimapara police station (PS) limits.

The FIR has been filed by Diptimayee’s paternal uncle Raghunath Ray of Golaragada village in Chitreswari under Konark PS limits in the district.

Diptimayee’s bereft uncle Raghunath Ray in his FIR against husband Krushna Chandra Jena, his father, his mother and his brother has alleged that the in-laws were torturing her both mentally and physically since marriage for which the paternal side used to interfere very often and also tried for an amicable solution.

It has been alleged that the father-in-law hurled abuses as well as thrashed daughter-in-law Diptimayee while her mother-in-law and husband termed her as a mad woman before the neighbours and relatives. Even Diptimayee was kept captive inside home and not allowed to converse with anyone.

It has also been alleged that a gold chain was demanded after grand-daughter Saishree was born. Besides, during his sister’s wedding, husband Krushna Chandra had demanded Rs 25,000 and had got it from the deceased’s mother eight days ago. As Diptimayee resisted such a move, she was physically tortured three days ago for which she had intimated her paternal uncle, elder sister, elder brother-in-law, mother and brother.

This enraged Diptimayee’s husband and in-laws for which they burnt her to death and framing it to be a suicide. They have even tried to tamper with the evidence. When the co-villagers had noticed the fire, the in-laws and husband had protested their entry into the house, the FIR avers.

It has also been mentioned that an aggrieved gentleman from the village intimated the Nimapara police for which the cops rushed to the spot and initiated investigation.

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