Odisha woman attempts to immolate self, two kids over family feud

Kendrapara: In a shocking incident, a woman attempted to immolate self and her two minor children reportedly over a family feud in Odisha.

The incident was reported from Bhopal village under Mahakalpada block in Kendrapara district this morning.

According to reports, Lobhabati Swain, wife of Sachitra Swain of Bhopal village, locked herself up in a room at around 7.00 am and poured kerosene on her and two sons. She set herself and two children ablaze allegedly over family dispute.

Hearing screams of trio, the neighbourers rushed to the house and doused the flames. They rescued the woman and her two children in critical condition.

Immediately, the three were taken to the CHC, Rajanagar, for treatment. After conditions of woman and her younger son deteriorated, the duo was shifted to the SCB Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack.

Source said that the woman and her elder son were admitted to the hospital with 80% burn injuries. Her younger son with 20% burn injuries is undergoing treatment at Rajanagar CHC.

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