A Dalit woman upset over the humiliation meted out to her by her caste Hindu husband attempted self-immolation here on Thursday.
Muruganathan (27), a native of Thanjavur moved to Tirupur some time back and settled as a daily wage worker. Later, Muruganathan, a caste Hindu, married a Dalit woman Vidya (25), who also hailed from his native place, with whom he had an affair. Recently, a girl child was born to the couple.
However, there disputes between the couple over some issue. During such verbal quarrels, the man used to insult his wife by calling her with caste name. This also sparked frequent fights between Muruganahtan and Vidya. On Wednesday too the couple had an altercation over the issue and Muruganathan as usual made disparaging remarks. Depressed over this, Vidya doused herself with kerosene and attempted to immolate self.
She was rescued by neighbours and admitted to the Tirupur head quarters government hospital with severe burns. [The New Indian Express]