Tribune News Service
Amritsar, October 22
A man was allegedly set on fire by his wife and her relatives in Mohkampura area here five days ago. However, a case was registered only yesterday after he recorded his statement with the police.
The victim, identified as Manpreet Singh (27), a resident of Sultanwind village, was currently recuperating at private hospital here.
Besides his wife Saira, the police also booked her relatives identified as Love, Happy, Manpreet, Rabia, Darshan Singh, Sagar Mahajan, Sheetal Mahajan and Gurwinder Singh.
Manpreet told the police that on October 17, he along with his wife and children had gone to take medicine. Later, his wife took him to his sister Sheetal Mahajan’s house in Mohkampura area. He said all accused were present there.
Following some argument, the accused put oil on him and later set him on fire.
He said he ran out of the house and people doused the flames by throwing water on him. Later, he was admitted to a private hospital for treatment.
Investigating Officer ASI Ranjit Singh said there was some dispute between the couple that led to the incident. A case under Sections 307 and 326-A, Indian Penal Code, was registered against nine persons. No arrest has been made so far, he added.
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