A 30-year-old cab driver burned his wife alive inside his car in Nandanam, India on Sunday August 7th. The woman had doused herself with petrol to threaten her husband following a bitter argument and he lit a match stick and set her on fire.
The couple was traveling in a Maruti SwiftÂ accompanied by their two kids.Â They hadÂ an argument following which the woman, identified as Prema Nagarajan, 28, poured a bottle ofÂ petrol on herself that was kept inside the car for emergency. To her utter shock, her husband, Nagarajan, lit a match stick and set herÂ on fire inside the car. He then left the car, abandoning Prema and her children, reports India Today.
According to The Times of India, Prema gave a dying declaration about her husbandâ€™s shocking behavior. He was laterÂ arrested under charges of murder by Saidapet Police.
â€œNagaraj stepped out of the car after setting her on fire. She managed to throw her children â€“ Thisanth Raj, 4, and two-year-old Yashwanth Raj â€“ through the open window on to the road. The children are out of danger and are admitted in KMC hospital for treatment,â€ a police officer
While PremaÂ managed to push out her kids from the car, she succumbed toÂ her injuries. She was rushed to Kilpauk Medical College with high degree burnsÂ andÂ died around 6pm on Sunday. Her four year old son Thisanth Raj is in a critical condition. The car was gutted in the fire.
The police said Prema married Nagaraj five years ago after her first husband deserted her. The couple lived at a house on Alaiamman Koil Street in Teynampet with their two children.
Source: India Today/The Times of India