A young wife in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia recently became a victim of domestic violence by her own husband.
Tribun News reported that the 20-year-old woman, known as Ra, was burnt alive by her husband, Junanda, who is a year older than her. The scary episode happened after the latter’s dirty secret was discovered by his wife.
The Indonesian news outlet revealed that her husband was furious after he got caught bringing his girlfriend to his place. A fight then broke out between the duo, which led to the enraged Junanda setting fire to Ra’s body. The poor woman ended up suffering burns up to 70%.
The reports also stated that Ra and Junanda have been married for 4 years. Instead of apologising for his infidelity, the husband scolded his wife for being jealous and the argument then took a dramatic turn. Fuelled with anger, Junanda reached for a tank of gasoline and poured it on her.
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Local residents claimed that the fight between the husband and wife occurred at around 2am Malaysian time. They then rushed to Ra’s house after they heard Ra shouting for help. Seeing Ra’s body covered in flames, they immediately helped the young woman by putting the fire out.
During the incident, the perpetrator tried to flee when his wife shouted for help. He was arrested not long after that. Both of his legs had been shot by the cops when he attempted to escape and tried to injure a policeman.
“After receiving medical treatment at the Bhayangkara Hospital in Medan, the suspect was then brought to the police station for further legal proceedings,” police official Jhon Harto Panjaitan stated.
The case is currently still under investigation.
Sources: Tribun News.