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Engineer sets himself, wife and son on fire over family dispute


Reported by Santosh Jagdev

Bhubaneswar, May 15:

A young engineer set himself, his wife and baby son on fire on Thursday night, following a heated argument with his wife over an unresolved family dispute,reports said.

Sources said, the incident took place around 8 pm.

The couple and the baby son who sustained over 50% burn injuries were rushed to a private hospital here but later shifted to the SCB Medical College and hospital in Cuttack.

According to reports, the engineer Susanta Pradhan (35) of Dumduma had married Swatishree Devadarshini (27) of Barmunda three years ago and was be blessed with a son, Saswat.

Susanta quit his engineering job in Raipur in Chhatisgarh two years ago, reportedly to sort out a nagging family dispute. However, in the process, he got into a fight with his wife, forcing her to head for her father’s home along with her baby.

Susanta, reports said, went to his father-in-law’s house to get his wife and son back his home. In the evening, he had an argument with her over the old dispute. duringa verbal duel with his wife,

During the bitter and heated exchange with his wife, Susanta lost his mental balance and set himself and his wife and son on fire, sources said,

Their baby son, who was critically injured in the inciden,  succumbed to his injuries, sources said.

Meanwhile Khandagiri police have registered a case on this issue.