Kidangoor : A man in Kummannoor committed suicide believing he had burnt his wife to death after he set her on fire. The woman survived with minor injuries.
The incident took place on Tuesday around 5.30 pm.
54-year-old Mohanan’s wife Radha had just returned for work when he emptied a petrol can on her and set her ablaze.
Mohnan then went to a nearby workshop and slit his throat.
Radha meanwhile escaped with hardly any injuries after she took off the burning clothes.
Neighbours rushed Mohnan to Taluk hospital in Pal but died shortly after.
Police said family disputes had led to the violence.
The couple have two children – Arun and Amal.