North Sumatra: Man held for setting wife ablaze

Medan, N Sumatra (ANTARA) – North Sumatra police arrested a 21-year-old man, identified by his initials as N, for allegedly setting his wife ablaze in Sambirejo Timur village, Percut Sei Tuan sub-district, Deli Serdang district on Sunday.

The wife, identified by her initials as R (20), survived, but suffered 70 percent burns and has been admitted to a local hospital, chief of the Percut Sei Tuan Police’s Criminal Investigation Unit, Inspector-1 J Panjaitan, said here on Monday

Police are yet to disclose the motive which drove the man to commit the alleged crime.

“We are probing the case,” Panjaitan said adding, N’s neighbors were aware of the incident which occurred on Sunday.


Source: Antara News

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