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
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
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
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.
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