Bhawanipatna: A man died as he jumped into the burning funeral pyre of his deceased wife at Sialjodi village under Golamunda block of Odisha’s Kalahandi district, yesterday.
According to reports, Raibari Sabar (60), wife of Nilamani Sabar of the village, died of cardiac arrest, following which the body was taken to the local crematorium. The last rites were performed in the presence of the woman’s family members and relatives.
While her kin returned home, Nilamani went towards the funeral pyre and jumped into it. He sustained critical burn injuries and died on the spot. Others present at the crematorium couldn’t dare to save him as the fire was intense.
A pall of gloom descended on the village due to the tragic incident.