Tipsy man burns wife alive

A 31-year-old man allegedly burnt his wife alive over a petty issue at their house in Kempegowda Nagar on Monday night.

According to police, the victim Sampoorna (25) was rushed to Victoria Hospital where she succumbed to her burns late night. The police have arrested Ravi Prasad on the charge of murdering his wife.

On the night of the incident, Ravi Prasad came home inebriated and picked a quarrel with Sampoorna. Once their children left to Ravi Prasad’s sister Renuka’s house, she protested his allegations. He then pushed her down, thrashed her, poured kerosene and set her on fire, added the police.

According to police, Sampoorna and Ravi Prasad were married for eight years.The couple have two children Kushal, aged five years and Chiranjivi, aged one and half years. Sampoorna was a homemaker, while Prasad works as an assistant at a printing press.

‘Poor relationship’

The couple was not in good terms as Prasad had taken to liqour and was not looking after his family.

He was dependent on Sampoorna’s family members to meet household expenses.The couple would fight frequently and Prasad was abusing Sampoorna and her kin for not supporting his family, police said.

On Monday night, a large number of neighbours rushed inside the house after hearing Sampoorna scream for help. Kushal came home on hearing the news and suffered burns, added the police.

Youth held for assault 

A 35-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted by the son of a man who owns the land on which she and her family live in a shed in Annasandrapalya in HAL police station limits on Monday night. 

Parvathamma, 35, was allegedly assaulted with a machete by Suman, 22, the son of Narayan Reddy, who owns the land on which her shed is built. When she screamed, neighbours rushed to her help and reined him in, police said. 

Parvathamma, who suffered injuries on her legs and hands, was taken to a hospital. She is said to be out of danger, police added. According to some residents, Suman was drunk when he attacked her. Parvathamma hails from Raichur. 

The motive for the attack is not known yet. It is believed that Narayan Reddy, who has construction and real estate business, had brought the labourers from Raichur and built sheds for them to live. Police arrested Suman on Tuesday. 

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