Chevella: A man set ablaze his wife and her lover for being involved in an extra-marital relationship. The incident took place on Sunday at Chevella. The injured man is undergoing treatment at a hospital. Bhagya Lakshmi (30) and Ravi were married 10 years ago. They have two children. The couple were living separately after differences cropped up between them from sometime.

Meanwhile, Ravi learned that his wife is in an illicit relationship with another man. On Sunday morning, he went to their house and found that Bhagya Lakshmi and her lover were in a room. An enraged Ravi first locked the door from outside and sent the children outdoors. Later, he set fire to the room using petrol. The children informed the neighbours who reached the spot and alerted the locals.

When they unlocked the door, they found Bhagya Lakshmi seriously burnt. The injured were shifted to the hospital and Bhagya Lakshmi succumbed to injuries. When fire engulfed the whole house, the locals informed fire department. Fire engines brought the situtation under control. The police reached the spot and collected the details and filed a case. Cops are probing the matter.

In a similar incident, a man killed his wife by setting her ablaze on Sunday night at Beerkur mandal. According to the locals, Merige Ashok and Merige Lakhsmi (35) got married a few years ago. They both had marital discord for some time. An alcoholic, Ashok used to harass his wife.

On Sunday, the couple fought with each other. After sending the children outdoors, he set fire to the house. In the incident, Lakshmi died on the spot. The police reached the spot and sent the body to post-mortem to Banswada area hospital. A case has been filed and the investigation has started.

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