In an appalling incident, a 22-year-old woman allegedly set her husband on fire as she didn’t like her dark complexion. The husband was two years younger to her.
On Monday, when the deceased Satyaveer Singh was sleeping in his bed, his wife Prem Shri poured petrol on him and set him ablaze. The couple married two years back and has a five-month-old daughter.
The SHO of Kurh Fatehgarh said that in the first place they registered an FIR under section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC and later it was converted to section 302 (murder) after the man died during the treatment.
Police said that the man’s wife woke up around 5:45 am and lit her husband on fire. The woman also suffered burn injuries on her legs.
The deceased brother said that his sister in law didn’t like his brother due to his dark complexion and she always used to comment on his dark complexion. He also said that they had no idea that she would take such a step.