BERHAMPUR: Blind faith prompted a woman to commit suicide to cure her ailing husband at Lepa village under Jagannathprasad outpost in Ganjam district.

Laxmi Pradhan (26) committed suicide by hanging herself to a large brass bell at a Shiva temple in the village on Saturday night. Her body was found by villagers on Sunday. According to villagers she had taken up a hard penance in the temple since Monday. When the health condition of her ailing husband did not improve even after her long penance she decided to hang herself to the bell of the temple. Police sent the body for post mortem.