Dehradun: Cop burnt to death by wife

Last Updated: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 20:50

Dehradun: A police inspector of Uttarakhand
on Sunday died after being set on fire allegedly by his wife in a
fit of rage, police said.

Ram Lal Arya (56), who was posted at the police
headquarters here, died at New Delhi`s Safdarjung hospital
this morning where he was admitted last evening, a police
official said.

Arya had received 80 per cent burns after his wife Radha
allegedly poured a bottle of petrol over him and set him on
fire.

Radha told the media yesterday that she threatened to
commit suicide by sprinkling petrol on herself following an
altercation with Arya.

However, when Arya dared her to do so, she got infuriated
and threw petrol on him, who by that time had ignited a
match-stick.

Soon, Arya was engulfed in fire and was rushed to a
hospital here. Later, he was referred to New Delhi.
"We have not registered a case as a mandatory FIR has not
been filed in this regard," the police official said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 20:50

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