Thane: A man allegedly set his wife ablaze after she went to her parents` place following a quarrel with him, police said Monday.
The woman succumbed to her injuries yesterday, they said.
Sanjay Yadav (30) and his wife Reema (25) used to have frequent quarrels over petty issues. After one such tiff last month, the woman, in a fit of anger, left her husband`s house at Navghar in Mira Bhayander area of Thane and went to her parents` place, Navghar assistant police inspector Dashrath Kaire said.
Later, when she returned, Sanjay, who was still annoyed with her, locked her in the house, doused her in kerosene and set her afire on April 24, he said.
The victim battled for life at a local hospital where she succumbed yesterday, the API said.
Based on the victim`s complaint after she was burnt, police had initially registered a charge under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code against Yadav.
After her death, Sanjay Yadav was arrested from Navghar last evening and charged under sections 302 (murder), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC, police said.
The victim had earlier mentioned in her complaint that her husband set her ablaze after she left his house in anger following a quarrel with him, police added.