Sonepur: Four members of a family, including a woman, sustained critical burn injuries at Nuapada village under Tarabha block of Odisha’s Sonepur district today after she attempted self immolation over family feud.
According to reports, a heated exchange of words ensued between Tiku Soren and his wife Kaushalya this morning over the former’s liquor consumption. The incident took an ugly turn as the woman poured kerosene over her body and set herself on fire.
Kaushalya’s husband, her eight-year-old daughter and four-year-old son tried to rescue her, during which the trio sustained burn injuries. Neighbours later rescued the four and admitted them to the Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital in Balangir for treatment.