Jajpur, Nov 20 (LocalWire): Police arrested a newly-married woman and her mother for trying to burn alive Nityananda Rana at Kantigadia village under Dharmasala police station in Jajpur district.
Rana’s mother-in-law and wife Binapani allegedly poured kerosene over him and set him ablaze while he was sleeping on Monday night. Rana has been hospitalized with serious burn injuries.
The couple was married nine months back but the wife returned to her maternal house six months into the marriage.
Police are investigating the case after the victim’s mother filed an FIR on Tuesday. Rana was initially admitted to the government hospital at Dharmasala but was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as his condition deteriorated.
‘We arrested both the accused under Section 307 ( attempt to murder ) of IPC. They were produced in the local court today where their bail application was rejected.
They have been remanded to judicial custody,’ said the IIC of Dharmasala police station, Saroj Sahoo.