An incident where a husband set his wife on fire was reported from Kantale yesterday.
The victim is a resident of Thalabhagamuwa, Mollipathana. Police said the husband burnt the woman on suspicion that she was having an illicit lover affair. The victim, a mother of five who sustained severe burn injuries was admitted to the Kantale Base Hospital. Hospital sources said the women was in a critical condition.Her husband,(63) who was arrested by the police was to be produced before the magistrate yesterday. Tambuttegama Police are investigating.