The 28 year man has been identified as Badal Sahu of Borigaon village under Rambha police station limits of Ganjam district.
According to the reports, he tried to commit suicide after not getting justice in his case. He poured kerosene on his body and set himself on fire. He was immediately taken to a local hospital and later shifted to AIIMs Bhubaneswar where he died during treatment.
“We are yet to ascertain the exact cause behind his move and an investigation is underway,” said police.