Rairangpur woman’s rape & death: Absconding husband surrenders

KalingaTV News Network

Rairangpur: The absconding husband of the Rairangpur woman who was raped and set afire by her father-in-law six days ago, surrendered before Mayurbhanj police late on Tuesday night.

Avinash Khemka, the husband of the woman, reportedly surrendered before the Rairangpur police. However, the deceased woman’s mother-in-law Sunita and sister-in-law Payal are still at large.

Rairangpur police has registered a case against the woman’s husband, father-in-law, mother-in-law and sister-in-law under Sections 498 (A), 302, 376, 506 and 201 of IPC.

Notably, the woman’s father-in-law Gopal Chandra Khemka had set her ablaze after raping her on Friday. Initially, the victim with over 95 percent burn injuries was admitted to Rairangpur Hospital. Later, she was shifted to Jamshedpur-based Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) as her condition deteriorated. However, she succumbed to her burn injuries while undergoing treatment in the hospital on Sunday.

Rairangpur police had arrested the accused father-in-law following the death of the victim.

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