Woman held for burning hubby

Bhaktapur, October 24

Police arrested a woman on the charge of burning her husband to death. Metropolitan Police Range, Thimi detained Geeta Nepal on the charge of locking up her spouse Bidur Nepal from Sipamankha, Sindhupalchowk from outside their rented room at Purano Thimi of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality  and setting him on fire Monday night.

Geeta is his first wife and the incident happened as his second wife had gone to her parental home. Police surmise Nepal’s first wife made this move in a fit of temper. She allegedly locked Bidur inside the room, set fire and fled the scene. Police said investigation into the case was on.

The husband was rescued and rushed to the Madhyapur Hospital from where he was referred to Norvic International. But treatment seemed impossible. From there he was taken to Kirtipur-based Burn Model Hospital where he died in the course of treatment.