Chhattisgarh woman burnt to death by husband, another sustain severe injuries

Chhattisgarh woman burnt to death by husband, another sustain severe injuries

RAIPUR: In separate incidents of burn cases, a woman was burnt to death by her husband after severe beatings under influence of alcohol at Balrampur district and another woman sustained burns while lighting a stove at Mahasamund district.

The injured woman Kajal Das is posted as constable in Mahasamund district and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in state capital. She was brought to Raipur late on Tuesday with 65 percent severe burns.

According to Pandri police in charge Pramilla Mandavi, Kaajl said in her statement that the stove caught fire with kerosene oil kept very close to it, after which her clothes also caught fire. Her husband Sushil Soni also sustained minor injuries in an attempt to save Kajal.

In another incident, a woman of Kusmi village in Balrampur district was beaten and burnt to death by her husband on January 27 midnight.

The matter was reported to police by woman’s son following which, police arrested the man. Police said that he has confessed to crime and claims that his wife had also consumed alcohol with him, which caused heated argument between them. investigation officer SP Porte said that the village was celebrating festival for last two-three days and consuming alcohol was part of the custom for all.

Accused husband Tighla Ram Maveshi started beating his wife with cane, after argument took a bad turn. The woman fainted due to severe beatings.

“Tighla thought she was dead and fearing that he would be caught, he poured kerosene oil and flamed her. He informed the neighbours about the incident in morning that he had set his wife ablaze. Case was registered on Wednesday,” police official said.

However, accused said that he didn’t intend to kill his wife , it happened out of rage and under inebriated condition.

As per National Crime Records Bureau 2013, Chhattisgarh tops in country for murder done in a fit of rage. Blaming it on addiction to alcohol and losing nerve easily, experts said that it was an increasing trend which triggers attack on family members.

Balrapur district has recorded more than 30 cases of murder committed after consumption of alcohol.


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