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Man Arrested for Trying to Burn Wife Alive


Dhanusha/August 23

Police have arrested Manoj Kumar Sah, alias Muna, 25, on August 21 on charge of attempting to burn his wife Rina Devi Sah, 21, of Basahiya9 alive.


Manoj along with his father Ganesh Sah, mother Anita Devi, brother Dili Sah had tried to set her on fire after pouring kerosene over her. Family of the victim said that she has been taken to Darbhanga, India after her treatment was not possible in Janakpur Zonal Hospital (JZH).


Neighbors had rescued her acting on her cry for help. They took her to Zeromile police post in Janakpur who later admitted her to JZH. The victim has sustained severe burns below her chest.


Family of the victim has filed a case at the District Police Office (DPO) on August 21 seeking action against the culprits.  


ASI Bigan Yadab of the Complaints unit of the DPO said that Manoj has been arrested following the complaint and that investigation has begun into the incident.


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