Angul: A woman was allegedly burnt alive by unidentified miscreants at Balaramprasad village under Nalco police limits in Odisha’s Angul district last night.
House of Parbati Pradhan (40), the deceased, was set on fire by the accused after locking it from outside. She was charred to death in the blaze.
On being informed by locals, police reached the spot this morning and started investigation. While the reason behind the act of the miscreants is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the incident was a fallout of land dispute.
It is also suspected that the woman was raped and later torched in order to eliminate evidence.