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Woman sets herself on fire in front of lover’s house

Rourkela: In a shocking incident, a woman allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire in front of her lover’s house at Sector- B area under Bandhamunda police limits in Rourkela today.

She allegedly took the drastic step after her lover named Amit refused to marry her. After being unaccepted, the woman became frustrated and poured kerosene on her in the wee hours today before setting afire.

Hearing her scream, neighbours rescued her in a critical condition and rushed her to Ispat General Hospital (IGH) where doctors declared her dead.

On the other hand, father of the deceased alleged that Amit and his family members murdered his daughter by setting her on fire.

Amit is absconding while his parents have been detained and are being interrogated.

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