A woman was burnt alive after a youth set her on fire after a heated argument between the two on loan refund at Dhaniapada village in Kendrapada district in the night hours on December 2.
The burnt woman succumbed to her injuries.
As per the incident, the woman went to the house of the youth who had borrowed rupees 50000 from her.
Later, after a tiff between the two, the family members of the youth poured kerosene on her and set her on fire.
The villagers rescued her and rushed her to the District Headquarters Hospital and transferred her to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
The police is in search of the accused youth.