This Monday, a woman from Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly set her husband on fire for not having a fair complexion.

India Today

According to the Times of India, the incident happened when the victim, Satyaveer Singh was sleeping and his wife Prem Shri set him on fire. 

Voice of Wadi

Satyaveer’s brother, Harveer Singh told reporters that his sister-in-law didn’t like his brother because of his dark complexion. 

Harveer also told the Times of India that even though Prem Shri always used to comment on his brother’s complexion, they never thought that she would resort to such an action.

Hindustan Times

The couple had been married for over 2 years and have a 5-month-old daughter. 

The Financial Express

Inspector Sehdev Singh, who is in charge of the case said that initially an FIR was lodged under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC, but since Satyaveer Singh perished from his injuries, it has been converted to Section 302 (murder).