Man set ablaze by wife, in-laws for Rs 20 in Rajkot

Man set ablaze by wife, in-laws for Rs 20 in Rajkot

RAJKOT: In a shocking incident, a man was brunt alive over a dispute of meagre Rs 20 by his wife and in-laws in Dedarwa village of Jetpur taluka on Tuesday. Chiman Dana (50) succumbed to burns at Jetpur government hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Jetpur police station officials, Chiman earned his living as daily wager in Dedarwa. On the fateful day, he had a fight with his wife Kanta after she refused to give him Rs 20 for buying bidi and match box.

“As per Chiman’s dying declaration in the hospital, Chiman’s mother-in-law Labhu and sister-in-law Sharda too joined in the fight. In a fit of rage, Chiman threatened to commit suicide and doused himself with kerosene. Instead of pacifying him, the three women set him ablaze by striking a match,” said a police official.

“We’ve registered a case against all the three women and converted it to murder under IPC Section 302 as the man died on Wednesday afternoon. The women will be arrested once the funeral is over,” PSI of Jetpur police station, DP Rana said.

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