Man burns wife to death in Jammu

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Jammu, Oct 30 (UNI) A man burnt his wife to death and himself received burn injuries on the outskirts of Jammu late last night, police said today.

Police said one Ravi Kumar poured kerosene oil on his wife Geeta Devi and set her on fire. ''She received 100 per cent burn injuries and succumbed while she was being shifted to a hospital,'' police told UNI.

Meanwhile, her husband also received burn injuries and was admitted in the Government Medical College Hospital where his condition is stated to be critical.

Police said the deceased got married three years back and she was being harassed by her husband. ''The accused used to beat his wife under the influence of liquor and late last night, he was heavily drunk and set her on fire after pouring kerosene oil on her,'' police said.

Police had registered a case and investigations were on, they added.


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