Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Ambabhona (Bargarh), Jul 8:
Unable to bear the physical torture, a woman burnt her tipsy husband alive at Launasara village under Ambabhona police station limits in Odisha’s Bargarh district on Monday afternoon.
The woman, identified as Gulabati (40), was arrested yesterday and would be forwarded to the court today.
According to reports, the deceased Karim Bag (42) was staying with his wife Gulabati and 12-year-old son Biswajit at Launasara village. While Karim was a habitual drunkard, his wife used to earn money for her family by grazing goats and working as a daily wage labourer.
Her husband used to frequently quarrel with here and beat her up under the influence of liquor.
The couple had a quarrel on Monday noon after Karim sought to take one of his goats and mortgaged it for liquor. When Gulabati protested, an enraged Karim brutally assaulted her and tried to gouge her eyes out. The terrified Gulabati managed to escape and hid herself inside the house of her neighbour.
Later, she returned to her house and found Karim lying on the floor. Finding him thoroughly sozzled and unable to move, she tied his hands and legs with rope and went for cooking.
However, the inebriated husband went on scolding her in obscene language. Unable to tolerate the abuse, Gulabati brought a jar of kerosene, poured it on his body and set him on fire.
Following information, a police team, led by Bargarh SDPO Nruparaj Dansena, Ambhabhona IIC Bibhuti Bhusan Bhoi, Sub Inspector Rameswar Singh and ASI Ganesh Prasad Kelad arrived at the village on Tuesday.
Police seized the body and arrested Gulabati under section 302 and 201 of IPC following a complaint lodged by Pabin Bag, elder brother of the deceased.
Police later sent the body for post-mortem to Bargarh district headquarters hospital and recorded the statement of the arrested woman during interrogation.
“We will forward the accused to the court today,” the SDPO said.