Man sets wife ablaze, watches her die

MADIKERI: A 49-year-old man allegedly killed his wife by first hitting her with a hammer and then setting her ablaze following an altercation at Mankya village in Madapur near here on Tuesday.

Police said an inebriated Chamera Ganesh simply watched as his wife Vedavathy, 39, battled for life.

When the couple’s children came, they were shocked at the sight. They tied up their father with a rope and locked him inside the house to prevent him from leaving.

Then they arrived their unconscious mother to seek medical aid, but the woman died en route, police said. Madapur police arrested Ganesh.

 -TOI

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