A 22-year-old housewife committed suicide by setting herself on fire at her residence in Maloya. The victim has been identified as Anjali.
According to police, the incident took place on Saturday morning when she was alone in the house. She sustained 100% burn injuries and succumbed to her injuries at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here on Sunday.
The police said the victim had a fight with her husband Shintu, who works as a labourer, over some issue. After her husband left for work, the victim poured kerosene on her body and set herself on fire.
Neighbours heard her screams and saw smoke coming out of the house. They first tried to break open the door, but failed. They informed the police, who gained access into the house after breaking open the main door. The victim was rushed to the PGIMER. The police have ruled out foul play.