Indore: A married woman set ablaze her live-in partner when he was asleep allegedly due to frustration over his coercion to push her into flesh trade in Sanyogitaganj area on Saturday night. The accused is absconding after the gory murder.
When police contacted on a mobile phone number recovered from the room, a woman identifying herself as Habiba, told cops that she set Usman on fire by dousing him with kerosene when he was deep in sleep.
"The woman confessed that she set the man on fire and also claimed that he was planning to sale her off at Nimbaheda in Rajasthan. He used to compel her into flesh trade," SP, East, OP Tripathi said.
Some residents of Azad Nagar informed police that a charred body is lying in the house of Iqbal Husain on Monday morning.
CSP SM Zaidi with cops from Sanyogitaganj police station and FSL team reached the spot and recovered the body in a dingy room.
Forensic expert Sudhir Sharma said the man was set on fire when he was asleep and he may have tried to come out but failed as the room was locked from outside.
During preliminary investigation the deceased was identified as Usman, a native of Mandsaur.
He was staying here in a rented room with a woman identified as Habiba alias Hallo for the last
Usman had deserted his wife Yasmin and two kids. Habiba also had left her husband Ameen and three kids, CSP Zaidi said.
Some neighbors revealed that they often heard quarrels between the couple. They noticed the woman was going somewhere around 5 am on Sunday, reliable sources said.
The woman used to have relations with other men of the locality, some neighbors claimed. A case was registered at Sanyogitaganj police station and police are awaiting short