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Man commits suicide after setting house afire in Odisha

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jagatsinghpur, Jun 7:

Family disturbance took a tragic turn late on Friday night when a sexagenarian man from Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district committed suicide hours after allegedly killing his two daughters and setting house afire.

poisonThe deceased, Kailash Behera (60), from Ayar village under Jagatsinghpur police station limits committed suicide by consuming poison on Friday. Kailash succumbed on the spot before being taken to hospital.

A sucidie note was recovered from the spot in which he had blamed family disturbance behind such extreme step.

He was under severe depression which resulted in these tragic events, investigating officer said.

As per reports, on Wednesday night, Kaliash, along with another person, asked his wife to give some money and she offered him Rs 2000. When he asked for more and she expressed her inability to pay further, he beat her up mercilessly. As he became violent, Rashmita and Laxmipriya, their daughters, opposed his brutality on their mother and had a scuffle with him.

In the meantime, the man accompanying Kailash intervened and allegedly slit the girls’ throats. The girls’ aunt woke up from bed and raised alarm. The assailant also attacked the woman who sustained injuries on head, police said quoting Maguni’s FIR.

Maguni Behera, wife of Kailash, had filed a complaint with Jagatsinghpur police in which she had alleged that her husband was behind the killing of her daughters.

The police have arrested the assailant identified as Siba Mallick alias Sibul from Biridi and forwarded him to court.

On Friday night, Kailash set his house afire before committing suicide which points towards his disturbed state of mind and vindictiveness, police said.

Kailash had probably intentions to set the remaining family members on fire. Fortunately, nobody was at home. Though there was no loss to life, the valuables inside the house were reduced to ashes by the time the local fire brigade personnel doused the fire.