A man died after his wife allegedly threw boiling water on him and assaulted him with a cricket bat while he was asleep in Sadar Kotwali area of Badaun.
Bhure Singh (40), who was an alcoholic, had a fight with his wife Rekha on the afternoon of 24 July and went off to sleep outside the house. While he was asleep, she threw boiling water on him and attacked him with cricket bat, SSP Sunil Saxena said today.
Hearing his cries, the neighbours and Singh's brother rushed to his help. Singh was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries later in the evening, the SSP said.
The woman has been taken into custody. The body, which bore burn marks on the face and neck, has been sent for post mortem, the SSP added.