NRI in Australia says she poured petrol over abusive husband

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Sydney: An Indian-origin woman told a court in Australia on September 27 that she set fire to her husband’s genitals because she believed he was having an affair. The man later died of burn injuries.

Rajini Narayan, 46, told the South Australian Supreme Court in Adelaide, that she poured petrol on her husband, Satish Narayan, 47, and set him on fire, Australia’s AAP news agency reported on September 27.

Rajini had allegedly been subjected to 20 years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her husband, but she still loved him and considered him as her “god.”

She also told the court her husband was having an affair and that she wanted to burn his genitals.

Police found at the crime scene printouts of e-mails from her husband to another woman.

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