Kendrapara, Feb 4 (LocalWire) Police on Tuesday arrested three of a family in Kendrapada district for allegedly torturing and trying to kill a woman for dowry.
Bramahanda Sahoo, a resident of Dhaneswarpur had alleged that his daughter Rasmita was married to Bikram Das of the same village two years back.
Bikram was allegedly torturing her mentally and physically with his parents and sister despite although he had received a cash dowry of one Lakh rupees at the time of the marriage.
Sahu also stated in the written complaint that the husband and members of in-law family allegedly doused Rashimita with kerosene and set her on fire on Sunday night.
Acting on the complaint police rushed to the village and arrested mother-in-law, father-in-law and sister-in-law of Mangilata.
Her husband and his younger brother managed to flee from the village. Search is on to nab them, a senior police officer said.