A married woman along with her infant boy was charred to death after she was allegedly set on fire by her husband at Bapujinagar here on Monday.
According to the local police, the incident occurred when Sandhya Rani, 22, who was unable to bear the ‘harassment' by her husband Ch. Anjaiah, doused herself with kerosene in a bid to threaten him that she would commit suicide. But the husband quickly lit a match stick and allegedly set her ablaze. The fire immediately spread and engulfed the child also. The mother and the child succumbed to the burns while they were being shifted to the Government General Hospital in Vijayawada. The police said that Anjaiah and Sandhya Rani were married three years ago and had two children, both boys. Anjaiah started harassing his wife suspecting her fidelity, the police said. A case was registered.