A woman was killed by her live-in partner who allegedly poured turpentine oil on her and set her on fire over a quarrel in Rohini area of the city.
The woman was identified as Monika (24) who has been admitted in SGM hospital. The police received a call on received a call on February 11 that a woman was admitted to SGM Hospital with burn injuries and rushed to look into the matter.
The incident took place on February 10, when she had a fight with her partner Mohit after she found him consuming drugs at a friend’s place.
The accused Mohit poured turpentine oil over her and set her on fire due to which she sustained severe burn injuries. She was shifted to Safdarjung Hospital and later to AIIMS Trauma Centre for further treatment.
DCP (Rohini) Guriqbal Sidhu said that during inquiry it was revealed that the victim had left her first husband and was in a live-in relationship with one Mohit for the last six years. The woman used to work as a labourer at a footwear factory in the city.
The police stated that a post-mortem was conducted. The police have booked the accused for murder among others charges under the Indian Penal Code.