ASI set on fire by wife on Int'l Men's Day
Thursday, November 19, 2009
One in Three Campaign

A quarrel over a petty issue took an ugly turn when an enraged wife set her husband, a police officer, on fire here, police said on Thursday. The victim, 52-year-old assistant sub-inspector Balwant Pawar, sustained 85 per cent burns and is admitted to Government Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad. Ironically, the incident took place on International Men's Day. According to police, Pawar had a tiff with his wife over some petty issue on Wednesday night when he returned home. Irked over this, she poured kerosene over him and set him on fire, they said. Pawar was working with the MIDC Cidco police station. The Begampura police have registered a case and are investigating further.

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