Riyadh: An Indian national in Saudi Arabia has allegedly burnt to death his wife and five-year-old child after the woman got to know about her husband's extramarital affair, police said.
The woman and the child were found dead in their house Sunday in Al-Shumaisi of Riyadh, the country's capital, Arab News reported Tuesday.
The woman's husband has admitted to the crime, police said.
“The man said he killed the two after the woman came to know about his illicit relationship with another woman who lived in the same house," the report quoted the police as saying.
Fawaz Al-Maiman, spokesman of Riyadh police, said an investigation has been launched.