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Murder case against woman after husband dies of burns

The police on Sunday registered a case of murder against Jyoti Jaiswal, 31, who allegedly set her husband on fire on September 29.

mumbai Updated: Nov 15, 2010 00:57 IST
HT Correspondent

The police on Sunday registered a case of murder against Jyoti Jaiswal, 31, who allegedly set her husband on fire on September 29.

The police had earlier booked Jyoti for attempted murder. After Rajendra Jaiswal, 33, died of burn injuries, the police lodged a case of murder.

Rajendra, who was a DJ, had sustained 55% burns and was in private hospital in Santacruz.

The incident took place at Rajendra’s Vakola residence. Jyoti had accused him of having an extramarital affair. The couple got into a heated argument and Jyoti allegedly poured kerosene and set him on fire.

Jyoti, however, claims her husband had set himself on fire to implicate her in the case.

In her statement, Jyoti said Rajendra was harassing her for dowry since their marriage in 2004. Also, he wanted a divorce as he wanted to marry again.

“Rajendra and his family said Jyoti had tried to kill him. We registered a case against her,” said Anil Kharade, senior inspector, Vakola police station.

Jyoti said she sustained 30% burns while trying to save him.