Man tonsures wife suspecting her of infidelity

In a "shocking" incident, a man in Odisha's state capital here allegedly tonsured his wife, used a red-hot nail to remove a black mole on her chin, stabbed her with a broken tube light and stitched her private parts after suspecting her of infidelity.

Though the incident took place on September 23, it came to light yesterday after the accused Ranjan Panda (40), a tent house owner, was arrested following a complaint lodged with police by his 31-year-old wife.

Ranjan married Jasoda in 2005 and they have a seven-year -old son. Panda had allegedly tortured Jasoda demanding dowry and suspected her of having an extramarital relationship, police said today.

Terming the incident as "shocking", Khandagiri police station in-charge Sanjiv Satpathy said, "The man has been arrested and charged under various sections of the IPC."

On September 23 night, Panda allegedly sedated his wife and shaved her head. He then removed a black mole on her chin with a red-hot nail, stabbed her in the stomach with a broken tube light, stitched her private parts and left her in a helpless state, sources said


Panda's family took Jasoda to a hospital where the doctors referred her to the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack after primary treatment.

The woman's family members left her at the hospital, compelling the authorities to inform her brother Mohan Mishra, who took her to another hospital and lodged a police complaint, sources said.

Jasoda alleged that when she went to the Khandagiri police station on Saturday "the officers refused to accept my FIR and misbehaved with me. After much difficulty, I registered complaint. They then referred it to the Mahila police station."

In another incident, a woman was critically injured after being set afire allegedly by her in-laws over dowry in Kharavela Nagar area here yesterday, police said, adding the woman was rescued and taken to hospital by BJD MP and cine-star Siddhanta Mohapatra. 

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