The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of a man accused of murdering his wife 13 years ago by pouring kerosene on her and setting her ablaze following a quarrel over money.

A Division Bench of the Court, comprising Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice V.K. Rao, upheld the conviction on the basis of the statement of the victim.

The victim in her statement to the doctor, who had treated her at the LNJP Hospital, and later to the police had said that her husband set her on fire.

The other factor which went against the accused, Bhola, was his running away from his house after a crowd had gathered outside.

It was proved that at the time of the incident, the accused was with his wife. “The appeal is dismissed. The bail bond furnished by the appellant is cancelled. He shall surrender and suffer the remaining sentence,’’ the Bench said.

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