On Wednesday evening, the landlord of the building that Avijit and Kalyani inhabited saw flames emanating from the house and informed the fire brigade. Fire brigade personnel later discovered Kalyani’s charred body. Agitated locals beat up Avijit and he was admitted in Siliguri Sadar Hospital.
Locals and Kalyani’s family members alleged that Avijit had set her on fire after pouring kerosene over her. He is currently in police custody.