Kamakshyanagar: Kamakshyanagar police have arrested one Tuku Biswal alias Rabi for allegedly setting afire a woman.
The victim has been admitted to SCB Medical College & Hospital at Cuttack.
According to reports, Biswal of Muktapasi area under Kamakshyanagar police limits of Dhenkanal district had developed a relationship with a married woman of Purukiya village under Banarpal police limits of Angul district. The relationship had developed from a missed call.
On March 12, suspecting that his paramour is in a relationship with another person, Biswal took her to a forest near Muktapasi village and thrashed her.
As the woman fell unconscious, Biswal covered her with dry palm leaves and before leaving the spot set her afire.
However, as luck would have it she was rescued and rushed to the Sub Divisional Hospital here by the locals. She was initially shifted to the district headquarters hospital at Dhenkanal and was later shifted to SCB Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack.
While Biswal has been arrested by the Kamakshyanagar police, the scientific team of the district police is investigating the case.