Husband sets wife on fire, then commits suicide

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Dharamshala, Aug 31 (UNI) A 35-year old man allegedly set his wife on fire and later committed suicide in Janankhar village in Kangra district today.

Police sources said that Rajnesh a resident of the village set his wife, Seema on fire after sprinkling keroene oil on her. Later he also set himself ablaze.

Both were rushed to the DR R P Government Medical College at Tanda where the husband scummbed to his burn injuries while the wife is struggling for her life.

Investigations by the police revealed that Rajnesh was infurated after his unmarried sister, Chandresh consumed poison late last night after a quarrel with her sister-in-law, that is Seema.Chandresh is also admitted in the medical college at Tanda.

The police has registered a case and have started recording the statements of the villagers and family members of the deceased.


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