**Sundergarh: ** In a bizarre incident, a man torched his wife and two daughters alive in the wee hours of Friday morning while they were asleep. This incident happened at Darlipalli under Bhasma police llimits in Sundergarh district.
Notably, the accused Jayram Mahanandia hailing from Kolabira village of Jharsuguda district was working in the Darlipalli NTPC Power Project and lived with his wife and two daughters in a rented house. He had a huge fight with his wife last Dipawali and had left the house in anger since then.
In the wee hours of Friday morning, he managed to sneak into the house, pour petrol over the trio and set them ablaze before fleeing the spot.
The three women were rushed to the Sundergarh District Headquarters Hospital (DHH).
The doctors said that their condition is critical.
Police reached the hospital and is investigating the incident.