HYDERABAD: A 45-year-old labourer was throttled and set ablaze at Jagadgirigutta in Telangana by his two wives who were vexed of being beaten up by their husband every day.
The deceased has been identified as G Mahender, a resident of Jagadgirigutta. The accused, his two wives, Padma (38) and Jyothi (33), lived with him in the same house along with five children.
According to the police, at around 4 am on Sunday, Mahender who had come home in drunken condition picked up a fight with his son Uday Kiran and started beating him. His wives intervened to save Uday and quarreled with him. The two women, vexed with their husband's unbearable harassment, throttled Mahender with a saree and pulled him out of the house. They then poured kerosene on him and set him ablaze. Mahender died on the spot.
The locals who witnessed the entire episode alerted the Jagadgirigutta police, who rushed to the spot and recovered the body.
“The two women were apprehended and taken into custody. A case has been registered against Padma and Jyothi under section 302 of IPC. Further investigation is on,” said the Jagadgirigutta police.