Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Peeved over her husband who refused to visit his in-laws, a woman set afire her daughter and husband, before immolating herself in her house on Monday night. While the woman, Vanaja (36), daughter Swathi (16) died of third degree burns, the husband Narsimha (40) is battling for his life in Osmania General Hospital.

Their son Hari (11) who was sleeping woke up as his mother poured kerosene on him. He rushed out of the house and saved himself.

Police said Vanaja and Narsimha used to quarrel frequently over his persistent refusal to visit her parents for the last three years.

The wife and husband had a heated argument on some issue and in a fit of rage, she grabbed the kerosene tin and doused herself, while pouring it on Swathi, Narsimha and struck a matchstick, police explained. While Vanaja died around 3.30 a.m. on Tuesday, Swathi breathed her last an hour later.