Balasore: A man allegedly killed his wife by setting her on fire and later attempted to commit suicide near Nuapur village under Khantapada police limits in Odisha’s Balasore district yesterday.
According to reports, Sabitri Malik (40), the deceased woman, had gone to the farmland of his husband Nilambar Malik (45) carrying food for him. A heated exchange of words ensued between the two over a particular issue, following which Nilambar lost his cool and set the woman ablaze at the farmland, resulting in her death on the spot.
The accused later tried to end his life by consuming pesticide. He was rescued in a critical condition and admitted to the Balasore district headquarters hospital.
On the other hand, police have recovered the charred body of the deceased and started investigation into the incident.