Yadgir: A man set a relative’s house on fire and as the result, two people died and two others suffered severe burn injuries
The deceased have been identified as Nagappa, son of Chennappa Hagaragonda, and Sharanappa Saroor. The accused is Sharanappa.
The accused is a mechanic from Lingsugur of Raichur taluk and was residing at Narayanpur village, he has been arrested by the police.
Reportedly, the accused had asked for a divorce from his wife Huligemma but she did not agree. Irked by this the Sharanappa invited his father-in-law and three other relatives of his wife from Muddebihal to his house in Narayanapur on the pretext of holding talks to settle the dispute with his wife.
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The discussions took an ugly turn and Sharanappa, in a fit of rage, poured petrol inside the room and set it ablaze, and locked the door of the house from outside before fleeing.