A 28-year-old woman from Maharashtra's Thane district died due to burn injuries along with her two-year-old daughter when her bid to threaten her husband, with whom she had a heated exchange, went horribly wrong, police said Sunday.
The incident occurred on March 8 night when Sushmita Mallik allegedly doused herself in kerosene out of anguish, following an argument with her husband Ratikant, who works in a powerloom in the town, a police official said.
In a bid to threaten her husband, Sushmita apparently lit the match accidentally, leading to fire which engulfed herself and her daughter Subhoshree, the official added.
Ratikant remains admitted for burn injuries.
A case of accidental death has been registered and further investigation is underway.
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