Kushinagar (UP): A man immolated his wife and two children in the Kaptanganj area of the district here in Uttar Pradesh, police sources said here on Friday.
Police sources said while the woman died, the children sustained serious burn injuries.
Police sources said Ramsamujh, a resident of Fard Mundera village, worked as a daily wager. “He lived with his wife Subhawati Devi (32), daughter Muskaan (10), and Karan (4) in a one-room house,” they said.
Police sources said three days back Ramsamujh had a dispute with Subhawati over some issue during which he assaulted his wife and children and left. “On Thursday Ramsamujh came with a gallon full of petrol which he poured on his wife and children and set them on fire,” they said.
Police sources said after hearing the cries the neighbors rushed to the spot and extinguished the fire. “Subhawati and her children were taken to Gorakhpur medical college, where Subhawati died,” they said.