After 12 yrs of live-in, woman sets self ablaze over feud

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Mar 23, 2016 20:58 IST

After 12 years of live-in relationship, a 52-year-old woman set herself ablaze on Tuesday, following a feud with her partner on March 15.

In her statement recorded to a magistrate on March 15, Veena Rani of Joshi Nagar had alleged that her partner Ashok Kumar used to thrash her in inebriated condition. She set herself ablaze after pouring kerosene on Tuesday.

The police have registered a case under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of IPC against Ashok, 65, who is a labourer.

After death of her husband, Veena had started living with Ashok around 12 years ago.

Assistant sub-inspector of police (ASI) Iqbal Singh, who is investigating the matter, said the woman was handicapped from one leg.

He added, “According to the victim’s statement, the accused is an alcoholic and used to thrash her in inebriated condition. On March 15, when she was having dinner, the accused thrashed her, following which, she set herself ablaze.”

She was admitted to Civil Hospital and was later referred to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), where she succumbed to injuries on Tuesday.

The police has launched a manhunt to arrest the accused.

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