Man held for allegedly tying pregnant woman to bed and setting her on fire in Punjab | Latest news India

A laborer in Punjab’s Amritsar has been arrested for allegedly killing his pregnant wife, police officials were quoted as saying by ANI.

According to locals, the couple had gotten married about three years ago and had frequent arguments

According to the report, Sukhdev Singh allegedly tied his 23-year-old wife Pinki, who was six months pregnant with twins, to a bed before setting her on fire.

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“According to locals, the couple had gotten married about three years ago and had frequent arguments. They had heated arguments on Friday too, after which Sukhdev set his wife on fire,” Beas station house officer (SHO) Gurwinder Singh said.

The suspect was arrested late on Saturday and produced before the court, which remanded him to judicial custody for two days, Singh added.

Earlier, National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma had written a letter to the Punjab Director General of Police (DGP), seeking the arrest of the suspects and filing an action report three days. “Shocked by the horrific incident in Amritsar where a man allegedly set his pregnant wife on fire. The cruelty of this act is unimaginable. Chairman NCW @sharmarekha has written a letter to DGP Punjab to arrest the culprit and file an action report within three days,” the NCW had said in a message on ‘X’ on Saturday. In an unrelated incident in Punjab, a 31-year-old man was burnt alive in his truck parked near a petrol station in Bija in Ludhiana district of Punjab, PTI quoted police officials as saying.

Police do not yet know how the truck caught fire. The driver had stopped the truck at the gas station for the night. Service station staff found the truck on fire in the early hours of Saturday. (With PTI, ANI inputs)

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