Lucknow, Aug. 19: A jeweler, namely Rakesh Verma was set on fire by a shopkeeper in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad suspecting the victim had an illicit relationship with his wife, leading to her suicide. The victim died on Wednesday. The body has been sent for post-mortem. The statement of Rakesh Verma was recorded before his death. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sachindra Patel said on Wednesday.
The accused shopkeeper, identified as Robin. He will be arrested soon, the SSP said.
Rakesh Verma was sitting in his jewellery shop in the Dakshin police station area on Tuesday afternoon when Robin threw an inflammable liquid from a bottle on him after a heated argument and set him on fire, Patel earlier said. It has come to light that Robin’s wife Puja had committed suicide on August 12. He suspected that Rakesh had an illicit relationship with her, which led to her suicide, the SSP added.