Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Talcher, Mar 14:
Distressed over her husband’s misbehaviour, a woman set herself and her three-year-old daughter on fire and succumbed to the burn injuries on Sunday in Talcher, Angul district of Odisha .
The deceased Kumari (32), wife of Khutia Tanti, residents of Talgoda village in Talcher, burnt herself and her daughter on Saturday night after a quarrel with her husband.
Khutia Tanti had come home drunk and mercilessly beat up his three daughters and wife. He later slept in a room with his two elder two daughters. While, his wife took the younger daughter to the next room and set themselves on fire.
After, smoke was seen coming out of the room local people came to the rescue and broke open the door. Both the mother-daughter duo were found severely burnt.
They were first admitted to the Talcher based government hospital and later shifted to SCB medical college in Cuttack after their condition deteriorated. The three-year-old died on the way and the mother died after she was brought to the SCB medical college.