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UP: Wife sets man afire for his ‘dark complexion’

BAREILLY: A 22-year-old lady allegedly burned her husband, who used to be two years younger than her, as she didn’t like his darkish complexion.

The homicide happened early on Monday when deceased Satyaveer Singh used to be drowsing in his cot and his wife Prem Shri set him on hearth after pouring petrol. The couple used to be married for over two years and has a five-month-old lady kid.

Inspector Sehdev Singh, station area officer (SHO) of Kurh Fatehgarh, said that to start with they'd registered an FIR underneath Section 307 (try to homicide) of the Indian Penal Code however later it used to be converted to segment 302 (homicide) after the person succumbed to burns during remedy. Police said that Shri woke up round 5.45am and lit her husband on hearth. And within the process, the lady additionally suffered burn injuries on her legs.

Meanwhile, deceased Satyaveer’s brother Harveer Singh said that his sister-in-law didn’t like his brother because of his darkish complexion. Harveer said, “She always commented on my brother’s darkish complexion however we never concept that she would take the sort of step.”

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