Cuttack: A married couple, who had sustained burn injuries after a dispute between the two, died while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha’s Cuttack today.
The deceased have been identified as Sadananda Pradhan and his wife Rutuparna of Khandapada in Nayagarh district. The duo is survived by their minor son.
Late last night, a heated exchange of words erupted between the two over some family issues. The matter took an ugly turn as Sadananda, in a bid to commit suicide, set himself on fire after pouring kerosene over his body.
His wife Rutuparna tried to save him during which she also sustained critical burn injuries.
Both were rescued and admitted to the hospital. However, they succumbed to their injuries today.