Mother, son arrested for setting ablaze wife

Thane: A woman and her son were arrested on Saturday for allegedly trying to burn her daughter-in-law alive, police said.

Jamnaben Mange (79) and her son, Ashok Mange (40), after a quarrel, poured kerosene on Ashok’s 30-year-old wife and set her ablaze. The victim suffered 70 per cent burn injuries and is currently being treated at a hospital here.

The incident happened at Mange’s house in Raghunath Nagar area of Wagle Estate, police said.

The police have filed a case under section 498 (A) (cruelty on woman by husband or relative of husband) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code. Further investigations are underway.

Police said that the incident happened when the woman, who had shifted to her parents’ house in Ghatkopar following constant quarrels with her mother-in-law, had come to her husband’s home to pick up some documents of her daughter.