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Drunk man burns wife to death in Tamil Nadu on suspicion of affair

The deceased woman’s mother lodged a complaint with the police in Warangal alleging that her son-in-law used to harass her daughter frequently in a drunken state.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2018 19:08 IST
Drunk man burns wife in Tamil Nadu,Warangal,Tamil Nadu police
A 28-year-old woman, who was set ablaze allegedly by her husband in Warangal district following an argument over her fidelity, died on Sunday, police said.(AFP File Photo )

A 28-year-old woman, who was set ablaze allegedly by her husband in Warangal district following an argument over her fidelity, died on Sunday, police said.

The accused Balu allegedly lit her outside their house in Parvathagiri Mandal of the district late Sunday night after an argument in an “inebriated” condition and he also suffered burn injuries in the process, they said.

The woman died at a hospital Sunday morning, they added.

She had suffered 95 per cent burn injuries during the incident while her husband sustained over 30 per cent burns and is undergoing treatment.

The deceased woman’s mother lodged a complaint with the police alleging that her son-in-law used to harass her daughter frequently in a drunken state.

The complainant also accused the man of having an “illegal” affair with another woman, police added.

A case was registered and probe is on.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Aug 05, 2018 19:08 IST