The Vartak Nagar police station on Sunday arrested a 33-year-old man for allegedly setting his wife on fire after she checked his phone. (Representative Image)(HT Photo)
The Vartak Nagar police station on Sunday arrested a 33-year-old man for allegedly setting his wife on fire after she checked his phone. (Representative Image)(HT Photo)

Man sets wife on fire after argument, held

The victim, Yogita, 22, suffered 40% burns and was admitted to a hospital. The incident allegedly took place at the couple’s residence on Saturday.
Thane | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 10:08 AM IST

The Vartak Nagar police station on Sunday arrested a 33-year-old man for allegedly setting his wife on fire after she checked his phone. The accused has been identified as Babasaheb Gubare, who works as a driver.

The victim, Yogita, 22, suffered 40% burns and was admitted to a hospital.

The incident allegedly took place at the couple’s residence on Saturday.

“After having dinner, Gubare received a call from a woman. Yogita questioned him about the woman and the two got into an argument. In a fit of rage, he poured kerosene on her and set her on fire,” said a police officer.

According to police, Gubare was in a relationship with another woman and even had a 11-year-old son with her. Yogita had known about the affair and asked him not to meet her.

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