Estranged man tries to set wife on fire on public road in Kozhikode
Kozhikode: A man tried to kill his wife by setting her ablaze after pouring petrol on her on a public road in Kozhikode on Wednesday evening.
The police have taken Shanoj Kumar into custody for trying to kill his wife Rama of Thaliparamba, who is working as a medical college nursing assistant.
Shanoj Kumar poured petrol over Rama near NGO quarters while she was returning to her residence from work. As soon as petrol fell on her body, Rama ran away from the spot and took refuge in a house nearby. Following that, the family members of the house where she took refuge and locals nabbed Shanoj Kumar and handed him over to police.
Shanoj and Rama got married five years ago but have been living separately. Rama has been living in a ladies’ hostel near NGO quarters. Shanoj attempted to kill Rama while she was preparing to move a divorce petition.
Chevayoor police filed a case against Shanoj under attempt to murder and interrogation is underway. His two wheeler was also taken into custody.