Odisha woman set ablaze after rape by father-in-law dies

ANI | Updated: Jan 15, 2018 03:18 IST

Rairangpur (Odisha) [India], Jan 15 (ANI): A women who was set on fire after being raped allegedly by his father-in-law in Odisha's Rairangpur town, died on Sunday.

The victim, who had sustained about 80 percent burn, was admitted to a private hospital in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur, where she breathed her last.

"The father-in-law of my daughter killed her. We want justice. The entire family should be arrested," said the mother of the victim.

She even accused the husband of the victim to be a part of the entire episode.

The incident took place on Friday when the 23-year-old victim was alone in her in-laws' house.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered against the father-in-law of the deceased under section 376, 201, 506, 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)

"We have arrested the accused on the basis of FIR. He has been booked under various sections. Case is under investigation," said ASP Mayurbhanj Ashok Patnaik. (ANI)