02 December 2019
Kendrapada: A woman committed suicide by dousing herself with kerosene and then setting herself ablaze. Her family stated that she has a mental illness and in that crazed state she committed suicide.
This shocking incident occurred on Monday in Khadinka village under Kendrapada Town Police limits.
The deceased has been identified as Anusaya Singh (52). She lived with her husband, Surendra and son Jitendra.
Surendra informed that at about 9.30 am today, while, he was out of the house to attend nature’s call and his son was away for his work Anusaya poured kerosene on herself and set herself ablaze. Surendra rushed to help her but the fire had engulfed the room. By the time Jitendra arrived the flames had reached the ceiling.
Upon getting information the Fire Services officials arrived and brought the fire under control but by then Anusaya was no more.
The father-son duo stressed that Anusaya was suffering from a mental illness and was unpredictable. They said that she was also undergoing treatment for the same.
Police seized the body and sent it for autopsy. With the help of a forensic team, an inquiry is underway.