A man was beaten to death by his dead wife’s relatives during her funeral Sunday in a town located in the south Indian state of Karnataka. The woman died after she set herself ablaze and her relatives blamed her husband for the suicide, local media said.
The woman, who was identified as Kajal Tambe from Kilarhatti village in the town of Vijayapura — located 330 miles north of Bangalore — had moved to the west Indian state of Maharashtra after she married Raju Shivaji Tambe. The couple had moved to Maharashtra in search of work, local newspaper the Times of India reported.
On Sunday, Kajal killed herself at her home in Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra. While the reason behind Kajal’s decision to kill herself remained unclear, her body was brought to her family home in Karnataka for the funeral later that day. During the funeral rites, Kajal’s relatives blamed her husband for her suicide and beat him with wooden logs, killing him. Raju’s brother, who reportedly intervened to help the man, was also injured in the incident.
Criminal charges were filed against the relatives after Raju’s father reported the incident to police. Other details about the incident remained unknown at the time of writing. Read more