Keonjhar: A 26-year-old woman committed suicide by setting herself on fire in Laxmipur village under Harichandapur police station jurisdiction of Keonjhar district.
The deceased has been identified as Jhumalata Mohapatra. The incident occurred at about 9.30 PM yesterday when family members were in outdoors.
As neighbours heard scream from the house, they tried to save the woman. But it was too late. Trouble on domestic front might have prompted the woman for such a drastic step, according preliminary investigation by the local police.
An unnatural death case has been registered in this connection, police said adding that further investigation is underway ascertain the exact cause of the incident.