Crime & Courts

Husband nabbed for setting wife on fire

MANJUNG: Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for setting his wife on fire at a house in Kampung Bharu here.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamed Nordin Abdullah said that police were informed of the incident on Monday at about 6.42pm after receiving a call from the husband's sister.

Mohamed Nordin said that initial investigation found that the incident happened after the husband was not satisfied with his wife and his in-law's family who accused him of taking drugs.

"The 33-year-old wife was rushed to the Seri Manjung Hospital and she was pronounced dead by the medical officer at 12.20pm today.

"The post-mortem will be conducted at the hospital tomorrow to ascertain the cause of her death," he said in a statement today.

He added that police had arrested the husband at about 11pm yesterday at a restaurant in Manjung.

"The man has been remanded for a week until July 18 to facilitate the investigation," he said adding that the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

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