A 48-year-old man allegedly thrashed his wife to death and later set himself on fire in Nevada village of Sahdullanagar area in the district, police said on Friday.

Abdul Wahid attacked his wife, Ajbunisha (45), with a baton yesterday following a verbal spat between the two. She died on the spot, they said.

Wahid then set himself ablaze and was rushed to a Gonda hospital where he succumbed, police said, adding that both bodies have been sent for postmortem.

According to their family members, Wahid was suffering from depression due to job-related problems, police added.

 

 

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