Sunday, March 26, 2006

Khaleej Times Online

Khaleej Times Online: "Indian drunkard kills himself over meatless dinner

26 March 2006

AHMEDABAD - A jobless alcoholic burned himself to death after his wife refused to serve him meat for dinner, Indian police said on Sunday.

Sixty-year-old Mithailal Ram Sanjivan doused his body with an inflammable liquid and set himself ablaze outside his one-room house in Ahmedabad, the main city of western Gujarat state.

Police said the victim, who had been without a job for years, and his wife, Geeta Sanjivan, 54, had a scuffle over the dinner menu.

The wife, who works as a house-help, refused to cook meat as they could not afford it.

Irritated by this, Sanjivan locked her in the house before setting himself on fire outside."

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