Police officer burns wife in Tripura

March 21st, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by admin  

Agartala, March 21 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a police officer burnt his wife to death in Tripura after a quarrel, the police said here Friday. A police spokesman said Parimal Das, a police inspector, Thursday allegedly tied his 40-year-old wife Ratna Burman around a mango tree at their courtyard in Melaghar in west Tripura, 55 km from here. He then poured kerosene oil on the victim and set her on fire.

The incident followed a quarrel between the couple in the presence of their two teenage children.

The police have arrested Das.

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