Jilted lover sets woman on fire, arrested

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Bhubaneswar: A spurned lover allegedly set a woman on fire at Pani Tanki Basti in Unit-8 here on Wednesday afternoon.
Police nabbed the accused, identified as Dambaradhar Das, from Baramunda bus stand while he was trying to flee after committing the crime.
The woman, who sustained critical burn injuries, was rushed to Capital Hospital by locals and police. She was referred to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack when her health condition deteriorated.
Police sources said the accused barged into the victim’s house, poured petrol on her and set her on fire after she rejected his proposal. A compliant was registered after recording the girl’s statement and investigation is on, a senior police officer said.

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