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Man sets afire 40-year-old woman, her two kin; one dies

Press Trust of India  |  Nashik 

A man allegedly set ablaze a 40- year-old woman, with whom he was having an extramarital affair, her married daughter and infant granddaughter here in today, police said.

While the nine-month-old infant died, the two women suffered 80 per cent burn injuries and admitted to the Nashik Civil Hospital, where their condition is stated to be serious, Madhukar Kad, in-charge, station, said.

The man, Jalil Khan, who is married, is absconding after the incident, he said.

Khan was having an with the woman, Sangita (40), for the last one year. They had a heated argument over some issue yesterday, the said.

He came to her home in Panchavati locality past midnight. Devre's 19-year-old daughter and her granddaughter were also in her home at that time, he said.

Khan poured kerosene on all three, set them afire and fled the scene, Kad said.

The accused has been booked under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) and efforts are on to nab him, the said.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 17:50 IST