Man tries to set wife ablaze inside classroom in Palakkad
Palakkad: A man tried to set his wife on fire inside a classroom at Olavakkode here in the district on Tuesday.
The victim has been identified as Saritha, who is studying for a beautician course. On Tuesday, Saritha’s husband Baburaj came to the classroom and poured kerosene over her. He then tried to use a lighter to set Saritha on fire. However, she ran away from the spot while her classmates pushed Baburaj away.
Onlookers caught Baburaj, but he managed to escape. Later, he surrendered before the Malampuzha police. An attempt to murder case has been registered against him. Saritha has been admitted to a nearby hospital. Her injuries are not serious.
It is learned that there were differences between the couple that they were living separately for some time now. Baburaj reportedly did not agree with Saritha joining the beautician course.