Woman booked for murder after husband dies of injuries in Mumbai
The Vakola police have registered a case of murder against a housewife on Sunday.
The 31-year-old woman, Jyoti, allegedly set her husband, Rajendra Jaiswal, on fire in September after she learnt that he had been involved in an extra-marital affair.
Initially, police booked Jyoti for attempt to murder. She, on the other hand, had registered a case of dowry harassment against Rajendra. However, after her husband died due to his burn injuries on Sunday, police have registered a murder case against her.
According to the police, the incident occurred at the Jaiswals' residence on September 29 afternoon. The couple initially had an argument over household issues that later turned into a heated exchange of words and then a scuffle. Following this Jyoti brought a bottle filled with kerosene, poured the liquid over Jaiswal and set him ablaze.
"Jyoti also sustained thirty per cent burns and had earlier told the police in her statement that Jaiswal had burnt himself and she got burnt while trying to save him. She also claimed that Jaiswal had been harassing her and demanding dowry ever since they got married in 2004," said an officer fromVakola police station.
Rajendra had sustained 55% burns and was admitted in a hospital at Santa Cruz (East). Jyoti was admitted at VN Desai Hospital for treatment.
"Initially, we filed cross complaints following the duo's statements. But after Rajendra's death, we have registered a case of murder against Jyoti but have not arrested her till now. We will investigate the case and then take action. The body has been sent to Cooper Hospital for post mortem," said senior police inspector Anil Kharade.