Man sets wife on fire in front of 8-year-old daughter
| Wednesday | 27th March, 2019
HOWRAH: A 39-year-old man beat up his wife and set her on fire in front of their eight-year-old daughter after she protested against his extramarital affair.
The accused, Samir Karmakar, was arrested after the victim gave cops a statement on her death bed.The victim, Rupali Karmakar (33), had suffered 80% burns and died around 8am.
My father had warned me against giving her water and had dragged and locked me in a room.
But my grandfather and aunt held me back from trying to help my mother.”Later, Rupali’s neighbours took her to the Howrah District Hospital.
The incident took place early on Tuesday at their Liluah residence.
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