Woman Set Ablaze by Husband Dies

Hyderabad, Sept 12 (INN): A 30-year-old housewife, who was set on fire allegedly by her husband, died of burns.

According to Mailardevpally inspector B Ramesh, the deceased, Shahnaaz Begum, was allegedly set ablaze by her husband Shaik Ayub at their residence at Star Colony of Vattepally. They were married about 10 years ago and had two children. Ayub used to harass his wife in inebriated condition.

On 9th September, while Shahnaz was asleep, Ayub poured petrol on her body and set her on fire. He immediately fled from the scene. On hearing Shahnaz’s screams, neighbours rushed for help and shifted her to Osmania General Hospital where she succcumbed to burn late on Wednesday.

Mailardevpally police registered a case of murder against Ayub and further investigations are on.

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