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A man allegedly thrashed

his wife with a wooden plank and then branded her with an hot

iron rod in Jajpur district suspecting her infidelity, police

said Sunday.

The woman, identified as Jhuma Kajual (29), received

grievous injuries following the attack on Saturday night, was

admitted to the Jajpur Road area hospital in a critical

condition, they said.

Later, she was shifted to the SCB Medical College and

Hospital in Cuttack after her condition deteriorated,

Inspector-in-Charge of Jajpur Road police station, Amitabh

Mohapatra said.

The accused, identified as Rabi Kajual, 34, a father

of two, had fled from the scene soon after committing the

offences and he was held later, police said.

Police said, Rabi fell in love with Jhuma, while he

was working in a courier company in Bhubaneswar about eight

years ago. Later, they go married and then Rabi brought her to

his native Sapagadia Padmapur village. The couple has a

five-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.

Rabi came home on Saturday night and found her wife

talking on her mobile phone. Both entered into an argument as

Rabi wanted to know from Juhuma with whom was she talking on

mobile phone, they said.

"Rabi was angry over his wife talking on phone. He

dragged her into a room and bolted the door from inside.

Suspecting her integrity and character, he thrashed Jhuma with

a wooden plank injuring her grievously, said the IIC.

Later, the furious husband branded Jhuma with a hot

iron rod on her entire body, he said.

The incident occurred while their children were

playing outside the house, police said.

Jhuma cried out of pain and screamed for help. After

hearing her screams, the neighbours rescued her in critical

condition and took her local hospital.

Meanwhile, the treating doctors at the Jajpur Road

hospital alerted the local police about the incident and on

being informed police reached the hospital Saturday night.

Later, the injured woman was shifted to the SCB Medical

College and Hospital in Cuttack as her condition deteriorated.

Meanwhile, police have detained the accused and

investigation into the incident is on.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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