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Jakarta Post

Greater Jakarta: Man arrested for trying to burn wife alive

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 4 2018   /  01:07 am

A man was arrested on Tuesday night in Grogol, West Jakarta, for allegedly attempting to burn his wife alive during a domestic dispute.

According to West Jakarta Police general crimes head Comr. Adj. Rulian Syauri, the domestic dispute occurred after the man, identified as IA, accused his wife of cheating.

Rulian said IA believed that his wife, NI, was having an affair and became furious when she denied the accusation.

“He poured gasoline over the victim and threatened to burn her alive.”

NI managed to escape to a nearby police post.

Rulian said the couple fought frequently.

The police also discovered that NI was allegedly physically abused by her husband when an examination found bruises on her body.

IA has reportedly confessed to the police.

Rulian said the police were waiting for a confirmation from its women’s and chil...