The murder took place early on Monday when deceased Satyaveer Singh was sleeping in his cot and his wife Prem Shri set him on fire after pouring petrol. The couple was married for over two years and has a five-month-old girl child.
Inspector Sehdev Singh, station house officer (SHO) of Kurh Fatehgarh, said that initially they had registered an FIR under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code but later it was converted to section 302 (murder) after the man succumbed to burns during treatment. Police said that Shri woke up around 5.45am and lit her husband on fire. And in the process, the woman also suffered burn injuries on her legs.
Meanwhile, deceased Satyaveer’s brother Harveer Singh said that his sister-in-law didn’t like his brother because of his dark complexion. Harveer said, “She always commented on my brother’s dark complexion but we never thought that she would take such a step.”