A 28-year-old teacher allegedly attempted to immolate herself at her residence in Kanjurmarg on Thursday night. Archana Ghadigavkar sustained 65% burn injuries and is undergoing treatment at Rajawadi hospital.
The police have detained her husband for questioning.
The incident took place at D’Mello Chawl in Prem Nagar area of Kanjurmarg at 9.30pm.
According to the police, Archana’s husband Vikas, who was under the influence of alcohol, had a fight with Archana. The fight turned ugly, following which Archana set herself on fire, said an officer from Kanjurmarg police station.
The police and the fire brigade immediatley reached the spot and found Archana’s husband in an inebriated state.
RS Wakale, senior inspector of Kanjurmarg police station, said that Archana’s sister told the police that the couple had frequent fights. She, however, did not know the cause of Thursday’s fight.