Man kills wife, baby by setting them on fire, flees

 In a gruesome incident, a man allegedly killed his wife and infant child by setting them on fire in Chittinagar area here on Saturday.

PTI| Updated: Jul 18, 2015, 20:00 PM IST

Vijayawada: In a gruesome incident, a man allegedly killed his wife and infant child by setting them on fire in Chittinagar area here on Saturday.

Inspector M Durga Rao told PTI that Akula Rajendra (26) killed his wife Roja and the couple's seven-month old baby by setting them on fire after pouring petrol on them at the family's residence at around 2 pm.

The mother and the child were declared dead upon arrival at local nursing home. Police were looking for Rajendra who fled after the act.