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Man attempts to rape daughter-in-law, sets her ablaze

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KalingaTV News Network

Rairangpur: An elderly man was thrashed severely by the family members of his daughter-in-law, whom he had allegedly tried to rape and then set ablaze in Rairangpur town of Mayurbhanj district on Friday. Both the accused and his daughter-in-law have been admitted to hospital in Jamshedpur in a critical condition.

The accused has been identified as Gopal Chandra Khemka of Bazarsahi area under Rairangpur Municipality.

Gopal attacked and tried to outrage the modesty of her daughter-in-law last evening when all other members of the family were out in some work. After the victim resisted and warned him to report the matter to the family members, the accused tried to set him ablaze by sprinkling kerosene. However, the victim’s husband Avinash Khemka reached home in the meantime and tried to save her.

He later rushed the victim to Rairangpur Medical and then shifted to Tata Main Hospital (TMH) in Jharkhand.

However, the victim’s family members reached her house and thrashed the accused father-in-law severely. They also lodged a complaint against the in-laws of the victim at the Rairangpur Police Station.

Gopal has been rushed to TMH this morning in critical condition.

Rairangpur Police are investigating into the matter.

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