Published On: Sat, Apr 16th, 2016

Man arrested for setting wife on fire

1952545558torched5 (1)A 29-year-old man has been arrested by Sammanthurai Police on suspicion of murdering his wife by setting her on fire. The suspect, a resident of Sorikalmunai, had allegedly assaulted his 26-year-old wife before dousing her with kerosene and setting her ablaze.

She had succumbed to injuries after being admitted to Kalmunai Base Hospital, police said. Following investigations carries out by Sammanthurai Police, the victim’s husband was arrested while he is to be produced before court today.

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