Rourkela: In a shocking incident, a man allegedly burnt to death his wife and dumped her body in the backyard of his house at Beheradih village, 160 km from here.

Mithen Lakra (33), in a fit of rage poured kerosene on his wife, Sumati, after a quarrel on Thursday and set her on fire, police said. Mithen, father of two, then dumped the body in the backyard of his house.

The parents of the victim suspected foul play and informed the police. Police claimed that Mithen confessed to his crime during interrogation. He was produced before a court on Friday at Sundergarh which remanded him to police custody for two weeks, they said. PTI