Greater Noida professor detained after wife alleges he tried to set her ablaze
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Police detained a college professor for allegedly attempting to set his wife on fire in their home in Sector Beta 2 in Greater Noida on Saturday morning.
The woman called police after her husband, a professor at IES College in Greater Noida, reportedly tied her hands, assaulted her and attempted to set her on fire.
In her complaint, she said: "We got married last year. He has been abusive from the beginning and had tortured me a number of times for dowry. A month into our marriage, I went to live with my parents. I returned 10 days ago after he repeatedly asked me to come back."
"He hasn't changed and started assaulting me again. He assaulted me on Friday and again on Saturday morning," she told police.
She alleged that her husband hit her so much that she became unconscious.
"When I regained consciousness, I found myself tied in the bathroom. There was thick smoke in the house. I screamed for help and our neighbours rushed in to rescue me. My husband was not in the house," she claimed.
The professor refuted the allegations. "I left for college at 9.10 am. I marked my attendance at the college. I was informed by my landlord about the incident at home. When I reached there, I found the house half-burnt," he said.
Senior police officers said a case has been registered.
"We will formally arrest the man after confirming several details. The investigation is in progress," an officer said.