Pune woman sets herself on fire after fight with husband, mother-in-law

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Pune woman sets herself on fire after fight with husband, mother-in-law

The deceased was identified as a 33-year-old student of ayurvedic medicine, Yogita Chetan Chaudhary. She lived with her husband Chetan Chaudhary in Pune's Pimpri-Chinchwad area. 

A Pune woman set herself on fire after repeated domestic disputes. She succumbed to her injuries on Sunday.

The deceased was identified as a 33-year-old student of ayurvedic medicine, Yogita Chetan Chaudhary. She lived with her husband Chetan Chaudhary in Pune's Pimpri-Chinchwad area.

The couple had been married for nine years and used to get into domestic disputes regularly. They had a nine-year-old child.

Hailing from Gujarat, Yogita was pursuing a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from a college in Pune.

On Friday, Yogita had a fight with her mother-in-law, following which she consumed pesticide. She consumed DDT, a pesticide meant to kill ants.

She had bought the kerosene and the DDT pesticide earlier in the evening.

She then called her husband complaining of vomiting and asked him to come home.

When Chetan came back home the couple had an argument. Yogita then proceeded to douse herself in kerosene and set herself ablaze.

Chetan too got burnt while trying to save her.

Both husband and wife received burns in the incident.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Yogita died as she had suffered 100 per cent burns while Chetan is undergoing treatment for 20 per cent burns.

She gave a statement to Pune police before her death.

The police have registered a case under against the husband Chetan, mother-in-law Rajani Chaudhary and her father-in-law Govind Chaudhary.

The case has been filed under Sections 306 (abetment to suicide), 498(a) (subjecting women to cruelty), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.