Woman dies after setting herself ablaze in Ghaziabad

March 28th, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, March 28 (IANS) A 32-year-old woman, whose husband had married a second wife for a child, died of her burn injuries Saturday, a day after she set herself afire at her Ghaziabad home, the police said.
Seema alias Shanti was married to Ashok Kumar since 1996 but the couple couldn’t conceive, following which the husband married another woman, Dimpy, in September 2008.

The second marriage had Seema’s consent, according to the police. Despite that Seema’s relationship with Kumar began to sour after he started living with his second wife since January this year.

On Friday, she took out petrol from her car and sprinkled it over her body and set herself ablaze, the police said.

“She sustained over 90 percent burns,” said Station Officer Gajendra Kumar of the Kavi Nagar police station.

“In a critical condition, her husband took her to the Yashoda Hospital from where she was referred to Safdarjung Hospital in the capital Delhi where she succumbed to her injuries Saturday afternoon,” the police officer said.

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