Salem: A 32-year old woman was arrested
on Sunday after she allegedly poured hot oil over her husband
while he was asleep in their house in the district, suspecting
his fidelity, police said.
Periyasamy (35) suffered 70 per cent burns and was
admitted to a local government hospital where his condition
was stated to be serious, Mecheri police inspector Sureshkumar
His wife Chitra was arrested on the charge of attempt to
murder, Sureshkumar said.
The couple had been married for the last ten years and
had two sons and as many daughters, he said.
The two used to quarrel of late as Chitra suspected that
her husband was having an illicit affair.
When Periyasamy was sleeping in their house last night,
Chitra poured hot oil on him, Sureshkumar said.
Hearing his cries for help, neighbours rushed him to the
hospital, he said.