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Woman held for trying to kill husband by pouring boiling oil

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A 33-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to kill her husband by pouring boiling oil on him at their residence in the district, police said today.

The incident took place on March 26 in Tulinj when 40-year-old Shantaram Kale quarrelled with his wife over a petty issue, Assistant Police Inspector of Tulinj police station S M Potdar said.

In a fit of rage, the woman, whose identity has been withheld, poured boiling oil on Shantaram and tried to kill him, the officer said.

Prima facie, the woman doubted that Shantaram was having an extra-martial affair, Potdar said, adding he was admitted to a local hospital.

Following a complaint, a case under section 307 (attempt to murder) was lodged and the woman was apprehended yesterday, he said.

The woman was produced before a local magistrate which remanded her in police custody till March 31, police said.

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