Man held for trying to rape, set ablaze daughter-in-law in Odisha
Bhubaneswar Jan 13 (IANS) Odisha Police on Saturday arrested a man for allegedly attempting to rape his daughter-in-law and set her on fire.
The incident took place in Rairangpur town of Odisha s Mayurbhanj district. The accused has been identified as Gopal Khemka.
The police arrested Khemka from Jamshedpur after the father of the victim lodged a complaint on the basis of which a case was registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
According to the police the person attempted to rape his daughter-in-law when no one else was at home and then set her ablaze after dousing her with kerosene in a bid to conceal his crime.
The woman sustained about 70 per cent injuries. Her husband also received burn injuries while trying to save her.
Both were initially admitted to a hospital in Rairangpur and later shifted to Tata Memorial Hospital in Jamshedpur as their condition deteriorated.