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Husband stabs his wife who set herself on fire during fight over air condition

By Mason White 5:47 PM April 3, 2017
Girl standing next to fire (illustration)
Girl standing next to fire (illustration)
By: William Martin

Police launched an investigation after a husband stabbed his wife to death, claiming self defense, according to police in India.

Madhya Pradesh police said that they are questioning Niranjan Ahriwar, after being accused of fatally stabbing his wife, Shukhvati, who allegedly set herself on fire.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Tuesday afternoon as the temperature soared to 107 degrees.

Ahriwar and his wife began arguing about the heat, and she demanded that her husband buy an air condition for their home.

When he refused, Shukhvati poured gasoline on herself, and lit a match. She set herself on fire, and hugged her husband while yelling that he was going to die with her.

Ahriwar grabbed a knife and stabbed his wife to death. Ahriwar then called police, who took him to the Chhatarpur district hospital, where he was treated for burns.