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Man absconding after setting wife on fire

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, DEC 1 (NPN)
Published on 2 Dec. 2012 1:20 AM IST
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Dimapur police is making efforts to track down a man who has been reported absconding after he allegedly set his wife on fire at Pukhato village, under Kuhuboto sub-division.

According to sources, the accused, a labourer and his father had allegedly set the woman on fire after pouring inflammable liquid on her. It has been reported that the victim was buried after the incident.

Sources also disclosed that the duo after committing the crime had called up the victim’s brother saying his sister had attempted suicide.
An FIR lodged was lodged by victim’s relatives with Diphupar Police Station on September 1. In the FIR, it has been reportedly stated that after she set herself on fire, victim’s husband and father in-law instead of taking the victim to hospital took the victim to her village, but succumbed to burn injuries on the way.

The sources also said that the victim’s minor son, who was witness to the incident, narrated the gory incident to the police saying his mother was tied and set on fire by his father and grandfather.

It was also learnt that after conducting postmortem on the victim, Assam police have handed over the case to Dimapur police.
Meanwhile, the source said Dimapur police has on November 29 arrested the father in-law of the victim identified as Hussein Ali from Nagaon and was under 10 days police remand.

It was also learnt that the Dimapur police was under pressure to speed up with the investigation, which was under process and also to nab other accomplice (s) if any.

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