Man sets wife on fire; escapes; woman critical

While the woman was rescued by neighbour, she was later admitted to Gandhi Hospital for treatment

In a shocking crime, a woman in her forties was set on fire over family dispute.

Police says that the woman was set ablaze by her husband in Hyderabad.

It emerged as per reports that the incident took place at 4 am when 53 yr old Mallesh Goud poured petrol on his wife Mangamma, who was sleeping in another room.

Husband Goud then locked the room and fled the scene of crime.

While the woman was rescued by neighbour, she was later admitted to Gandhi Hospital for treatment.

Doctors confirmed that she has sustained 80 per cent burn injuries and her condition remains to be critical.

Police sources claim that husband Goud is a habitual drinker and often resorts to fighting with wife.

A manhunt has been launched to arrest the accused.

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