Woman set on fire after rape by father-in-law, dies

Investigation into the incident was in progress and accused Ramgopal Khemka (55) has been arrested, the ASP said.

By: PTI | Baripada (odisha) | Updated: January 14, 2018 8:39 pm
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A 23-year-old woman, who was set on fire after rape allegedly by her father-in-law in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, died during treatment early today, police said.

The woman, who had sustained about 80 per cent burn, and was admitted to a private hospital at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, succumbed to injury in the early hours, said Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mayurbhanj, Ashok Patnaik.

He said Mayurbhanj SP Anirudh Singh has rushed to Jamshedpur where statements of the family members of the rape survivor were being recorded and arrangements made to bring the body after post-mortem.

The incident took place on Friday night at Rairangpur town, about 85 kilometre from here, when the woman was alone at her in-laws house, police said.

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

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

Investigation into the incident was in progress and accused Ramgopal Khemka (55) has been arrested, the ASP said. A case has been registered against his name under various sections of IPC and a scientific team visited the site of crime as part probe, he said.

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

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  1. Nilesh Jain
    Jan 14, 2018 at 9:50 pm
    THIS IS THE COLOR OF THIS COLOR CHANGING SNAKE AND THIS OF HIS. LOOK AT THEM CAREFULLY. SHE HAS NOT EVEN TALKED TO ME, BUT SOLD ME TO THAT SNAKE. THAT SNAKE PRETENDING TO BE MY FRIEND AND STEALING< HARASSING, VMTING AND RUINING MY LIFE.
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    1. Nilesh Jain
      Jan 14, 2018 at 9:40 pm
      I'm not marrying your whr, now tell me what is your concern to be here ?
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      1. Nilesh Jain
        Jan 14, 2018 at 9:31 pm
        Can't you people still not see his true color ? Can't you people still not see his habit of plotting false charges ? can't you people still not see his manipulative mind for his greed ?
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        1. Nilesh Jain
          Jan 14, 2018 at 9:27 pm
          Did I asked your sister to marry me ? you are so concerned, If stealing is not your motive that what else ? why are you so concerned about my personal life ? who are you to put my personal life in public like this ? Anyone thinking to interact with these poisonous snake, read this, this is their true color. For greed, this the level of lowness they can achieve. This is the level of poison they are made up of. Put video of his with his son/ daughter, you'll know , who rapes his own son / daughter.
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          1. Nilesh Jain
            Jan 14, 2018 at 9:24 pm
            You were worshiping the same guy ? How much you want to steal more ? how much MONEY ? MONEY ? how much harassment ? How many fake plots ? How many lies ? how much more vmt ? how much more ? Simply saying don't want to interact with you.
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