Dumka has witnessed yet another shocking incident connected with a married boy burning his own girlfriend. In critical condition, she is being brought to RIMS, Ranchi for treatment.

“ Yes. The boyfriend tried to kill his girlfriend. She underwent treatment at Phulo Jhano hospital. Doctors there referred her for treatment at RIMS, Ranchi”, confirmed Dumka SDPO Shivendra Kumar.

The FIR filed at Jarmundi police station states that the boyfriend turned-accused is Rajesh Raut and his girlfriend cum victim is Maruti Kumar.


Investigations revealed that both were in love affairs since 2019. Early this year Rajesh Raut got married. Alongside her parents were busy exploring a boy to get her married.

As per the statement recorded by Maruti’s parents, Rajesh Raut intervened and told her that he will also get married to her. “ If you decline, I will burn you to death”, Raut had threatened.

Raut indulged in this crime by pouring kerosine oil on her body and setting it afire, last night, is a resident of Bhalki village under Jarmundi police station, The police have arrested him and remanded him to judicial custody.

When contacted Phulo Jhano hospital Staff Dikha Kumar said that since “she is under treatment, burnt injuries of Maruti are deep and as such her condition is critical, she was referred and taken to RIMS in Ranchi.”

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