Suresh Pandya, a resident of Jawahar Chowk in Maninagar, had doused his wife Roopa with kerosene while she was sleeping on the terrace and set her ablaze when she woke up.
She was rushed to a hospital with 94 per cent burns by Suresh and his nephew. But, when she told her doctor that her husband was responsible for her condition, the doctor immediately got her to file a complaint in the Maninagar police station.
In her dying declaration, Roopa had told the executive magistrate that Suresh was behind the crime. She succumbed to injuries the next day. The couple has two children.e Ten witnesses were examined in the court.