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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.

mumbai Updated: Mar 19, 2019 10:08 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. (Representative Image)
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. 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.

First Published: Mar 19, 2019 04:26 IST

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