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Married woman dies of burn, husband in custody

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Jamshedpur, Jan 11: A 20-year-old married woman identified as Soma Rai a resident of Shastrinagar near Basanti Mandir under Mosaboni thana area in Ghatshila sub-division in East Singhbhum district self-immolated herself using kerosene oil and the entire body was burnt and she died at the house itself as there was no one in the house during the time of the incident.

According to Somnath Rai, husband of the deceased woman, his mother Sushma Rai and other members had gone to market and only his old grandmother who was sitting in the courtyard when the incident took place. The grandmother shouted on seeing flames and smoke rising up from the house and neighbours rushed to the house to find  Soma Rai’s body completely burnt. They still tried to douse the flames by pouring water  and informed the Mosaboni police.

The police reached the house and started investigating into the case and took husband Somnath Rai into custody  and informed the parents of the deceased woman who stayed in West Bengal. Somnath had married Soma two years back and they had a one and half year old son who was sleeping in the other room when the incident took place.

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