"…..Police would make an arrest in the case after collecting adequate evidence,….." he said.
Woman booked for setting husband on fire
TNN | Jun 25, 2013, 04.22 AM IST
NAGPUR: A 30-year-old woman has been booked for murder after her husband told police that she was responsible for setting him on fire. The man succumbed to burn injuries on June 3 at a private hospital.
Herald Stevens Franswah, 36, had been rushed to Mayo hospital after sustaining 90% burn injuries at his residence at Nawa Nakasha in Laskaribagh on May 28. Herald, a railway employee, had initially told a constable at Mayo Hospital that he sustained the burns after a stove exploded. He had given a similar statement to another constable from Pachpaoli police station on the following day.
Herald was later shifted to a private hospital at Sitabuldi for better treatment. Here, in front of the executive magistrate, Herald gave a dying declaration that also stated the same reason for his injuries.
After this dying declaration, Herald is learned to have changed his version when talking to his mother Agnes and other family members. He told them that his wife Rajni had set him on fire during a quarrel. The family members informed Sitabuldi police regarding this change of statement. An officer from Sitabuldi police station again recorded Herald’s last statement, where the man indicted his wife.
It is learnt that Herald and Rajni had married a couple of years ago. They also have a one-and-half-year-old child. Herald’s drinking habit had led to regular quarrels at home, including on the day the deceased sustained burn injuries. It has also come to fore that Rajni was after Herald to take a transfer to Chhindwada, Madhya Pradesh, where she was keen to relocate.
Pachpaoli police station senior inspector PV Bele said the offence was registered as one of the statements referred to his wife’s role behind his death. "Police would make an arrest in the case after collecting adequate evidence," he said.