A woman from Madhya Pradesh burnt her husband while he was sleeping on the night of Karvachauth (Hindu Festival for Married Women). The cops have taken the accused woman into their custody, while the husband could not sustain his burns and died at a hospital.
On November 3, when women across the country were fasting and preparing for the special occasion for KarwaChauth, a wife who is a resident of Bor Dabra, burnt her husband, Topan Singh alive. The accused has been identified as Heral and the Gandhwani police are currently investigating the case.
On November 4, 30-year-old victim went to sleep at night. At around 1 am, his wife poured kerosene on him and set him ablaze. As soon as the fire erupted, the family members woke up and found the victim on the bed. They tried to stop the fire and were successful somehow. Thereafter an ambulance was called to rush Topan Singh to the hospital, although he had sustained lot of burns by then.
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Singh died during his treatment, however, he blamed his wife as accused in the last statement given to the police. He said,
My wife and I were sleeping at night. Suddenly she put kerosene on me and burnt me alive.
On November 5, when the FSL team reached the spot of the incident, they found the bed burnt. After gathering all pieces of evidence, the accused woman was caught by the police, however, she kept denying charges made against her. She maintained that she did not know how the fire had been lighted.
The couple was going through struggling times as they were married for around eight years, but were not blessed with any child. This was the main reason for frequent fights between the two.
Both the husband and the wife held each other responsible for the same. Moreover, Singh thought that the woman wanted to marry somebody else, while Heral thought that her husband wanted to marry another woman.
According to the media reports, sometime ago Singh had visited Gujarat for work, and this is when his wife had eloped with someone else. The husband had later searched for her and brought her back home.