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Woman raped and set on fire by father-in-law in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Baripada (Odisha) 

A 23-year-old woman was set on fire after rape allegedly by her father-in-at town in district, police said today.

The incident took place last night at town, which is about 85 kilometre from here, when the woman was alone at her in-laws house. The woman has sustained about 80 per cent burn injury and admitted at a private hospital at in neighbouring

As per the FIR lodged by the woman's father at police station, her father-in Ramgopal allegedly attacked and outraged her modesty when all other members of the family were out of home in some work yesterday night.

As the victim warned him to report the matter to the family members, the accused set her ablaze by sprinkling kerosene, the complaint said.

"Accused (55) has been arrested. A case has been registered against his name under various sections of IPC," said Mayurbhanj, of Police (ASP)

The woman was married to Ramgopal Khemka's son two years ago, police said.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 20:30 IST