A 30-year-old woman has set her two children, aged 4 and 5, ablaze after a heated argument with her husband. The incident occurred in Yemmiganur, Kurnool district, at around 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
The two children have suffered burns on their legs and abdomen. They were first taken to Yemmiganur hospital for first aid and are currently being shifted to Kurnool Government General Hospital for treatment. The police suspect kerosene or petrol has been used to set the children on fire.
According to the police, the wife and husband got into an argument on Tuesday night which escalated in the morning. “The husband was not nearby when the incident occurred, he had already left the house,” said Yemmiganur rural police station Sub Inspector K. Rama Subbaiah.
The woman has been identified as K. Padma, and the police are in the process of registering a complaint against her. “Soon a case would also be registered, and investigation would begin shortly after that,” said the Sub Inspector.