Crime and Accident

Woman sets husband ablaze

Woman sets husband ablaze

Sivaganga: A 23-year-old woman allegedly killed her husband by setting him ablaze following a quarrel and later surrendered to police in the district, police today said.

Police said the woman had an argument with her husband Maheswaran, who had come down from Malaysia for celebrating Pongal festival, at their home near Devakottai in Sivaganga district.

He had come home drunk last night and had abused her leading to quarrel following which she doused him with kerosene and set him ablaze.

She surrendered to police this morning, police said, adding they had married recently.