Mumbai: Woman throws boiling oil on husband after fight

The couple had separated after she suspected him of having many relationships; they had recently begun staying together again

Angry after a fight with her husband, a woman allegedly threw boiling oil on him and ran away. The incident occurred on Thursday evening in Kajupada area, Nalasopara East, in the jurisdiction of Tulinj police station.

Police said Shantaram Khale, who has been admitted to JJ Hospital, has sustained serious burns to his face, chest, abdomen and lower part of his body. Pic/Hanif Patel
Police said Shantaram Khale, who has been admitted to JJ Hospital, has sustained serious burns to his face, chest, abdomen and lower part of his body. Pic/Hanif Patel

The man was identified as Shantaram Sitaram Khale (43), and his wife as Geeta Khale (35). Shantaram has sustained serious burns on his face, chest, abdomen and lower part of his body.

The police said Geeta suspected her husband had relationships with many women and so they had been staying separately.

They had recently begun to stay together again, with their two kids.

Police Inspector Kiran Kabadi of Tulinj Police Station said, "We got a phone call from JJ Hospital regarding the incident. Shantaram stays at Kajupada and works as a nurse in a private hospital in Nalasopara. Geeta is a housewife. The couple had been fighting regularly over several issues. On Thursday evening when Shantaram came home, he saw his wife was beating up their daughter. He told her to stop and an argument began. In a fit of rage his wife poured boiling oil on Shantaram. He sustained 70% burns and his condition is serious. We are trying to record his statement. The FIR will be registered soon.”

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1 Comments

  • bharati26-Mar-2016

    Many people should NOT get married and should certainly NOT have kids. Marriage is not a necessity and surely people should have kids only if they are willing and able to care for them for the next 20 years. Why have them otherwise? Stay single (or get married if prepared to be faithful) and enjoy life.

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