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Man Tries to Set Wife Ablaze


Kavre/January 11

Police have arrested Ram Kumar Karki, 30, of Thokarpa4 in Sindhupalchok on January 9 on charge of trying to set his wife Gita Karki, 27, on fire.


Gita, who is working at a poultry farm in Ryale4 of Kavre, was dragged out of the room and set ablaze by inebriated Ram Kumar at around midnight. He set her on fire by pouring kerosene over her.


The neighbors had doused the fire on her body. She was taken to Banepa-based Sheer Memorial Hospital . She has sustained burn injuries to her neck, hands and back.


Owner of the farm Yubaraj Thapa had settled a dispute between the couple earlier in the day when Ram Kumar had beaten her. The victim said that Ram Kumar used to assault her frequently.


She has filed a case at the area police office Banepa. She has a 3-year-old daughter Jenissa with her.


Police informed that the accused had been arrested and investigation had begun into the incident.


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