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Man burns his wife because she didn’t get pregnant

By Mason White 3:44 AM February 17, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
A man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he set his wife on fire because she didn’t get pregnant, police in Uganda said.

Police said that the incident occurred in the Kole District.

The suspect recently left his home to pray and returned on Sunday. That is when he locked his 40-year-old wife in his house of straw and set it ablaze.

The woman said that her husband came home drunk, began to fight with her and called her useless.

The woman said that she just came home from selling bananas in her shop to prepare food, but before she could eat anything the house was set on fire.

The woman suffered serious burn injuries and is currently recovering at Lira Referral Hospital.

The husband is married to several other women.

“He’s been beating me for not having a child,” the woman told hospital workers.