A quarrel between a couple on a minor issue escalated, leading to their death and injuries to their young children at Konkal village in Yadgir taluk in Yadgir district on Wednesday night.

According to reports reaching the police headquarters here on Thursday, Shivappa (32) and Savitri (26) quarrelled over a minor issue on Wednesday night. In a fit of rage, Savitra rushed to the kitchen, doused herself with kerosene and set herself on fire.

Shivappa, who tried to put out the fire, sustained serious burns. Their children — Anusya (4) and Shaila (1) — also sustained burns.

While Savitra died on the spot, Shivappa died at the Yadgir Government General Hospital. The children are undergoing treatment. — Special Correspondent