Mum Set Toddler Son On Fire After Row With Husband

14/08/2014 16:49 | Updated 22 May 2015

Mum set toddler son on fire after row with husband

A mother has been arrested after allegedly killing her two-year-old son by setting him on fire.

The 30-year-old woman is said to have poured kerosene over the toddler before setting him alight after a row with her husband.

The horror happened at her house in Jamnagar in the northern Indian state Gujurat.

"Vandana, wife of one Kishore Vadgama who is a carpenter by profession, today burnt her two-year-old son Raunak alive, after dousing him with kerosene," a police spokesman said.

The father was out at work and Vandana was alone in the house, they added.

During investigations, Vadgama told the police that his wife was mentally unstable and therefore had taken the extreme step.

However, Vandana later said she was fed up with the mental torture by her husband, police added. She has been charged with murder.


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