Husband sets wife on fire

An incident where a husband set his wife on fire was reported from Kantale yesterday.

The victim is a resident of Thalabhagamuwa, Mollipathana.

Police said the husband burnt the woman on suspicion that she was having an illicit lover affair.

The victim, a mother of five who sustained severe burn injuries was admitted to the Kantale Base Hospital.

Hospital sources said the women was in a critical condition.

Her husband,(63) who was arrested by the police was to be produced before the magistrate yesterday. Tambuttegama Police are investigating. 

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