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Husband admits killing wife in ‘set-up’ gas cylinder blast

KUWAIT CITY, March 25: A Sri Lankan woman perished and her husband is on admission at a hospital following an orchestrated gas cylinder explosion in their home in Salmiya area, says the Public Relations and Security Media Department of the Interior Ministry.

The husband admitted getting rid of his wife on purpose by first cutting the tube for gas to fi ll the room (kitchen) and choking his wife before he set fire to her body to make it appear that she died from fire. He disclosed this to detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department in Salmiya area after they received report about the incident and went to the scene for investigation to determine the cause of explosion by questioning the man about the entire incident.

The husband confessed that he sprinkled kerosene in the kitchen right away for the house to ignite and it resulted in his injuries, indicating the fire spread rapidly, so he was unable to escape unhurt. He admitted plotting to do away with the wife based on a domestic issue and the police are waiting for his condition to improve before fi ling a premeditated murder case against him.

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