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Women allegedly sets husband afire

Press Trust of India  |  Balrampur 

A minor argument between a man and his wife took an turn as the women allegedly poured on her husband and set him afire, police said.

According to a police official, the man had objected to his wife talking on the mobile phone, which triggered a verbal altercation.

The incident took place on February 7, when Nanke (35) had an argument with his wife Pooja, he said.

"was angry, as she was not allowed to speak. When Nanke went to sleep after having meal, sprinkled on him and burnt him alive," the said.

Hearing Nanke's cries, his family members rushed him to a hospital, from where he was referred to Nanke succumbed to his injuries yesterday, the said.

The woman, meanwhile, fled the spot, police said.

of Police Pramod Kumar said, "We have registered a case against the accused woman based on the complaint filed by the deceased's brother. Efforts are being made to trace the woman and arrest her," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 18:10 IST