Wife kills husband by burning him alive for refusing to give her the password to his phone
26-year-old Dedi Purnama suffered severe burns across his body because of the attack and succumbed to his injuries two days later at a hospital
In a domestic fight that went tragically wrong, a woman burned her husband alive killing him after he allegedly refused to give her the password to his phone. 26-year-old Dedi Purnama suffered severe burns across his body because of the attack and would fight for his life for two days before succumbing to his injuries this past week in Indonesia.
According to the Daily Mail, the incident unfolded in Pandanwangi in the East Lombok Regency of the Indonesian province of West Nusa Tenggara on Saturday, January 12. Purnama, who was working on some repairs at the couple's home, would face the full wrath of his scorned wife, 25-year-old Ilham Cahyani, over a simple refusal to unlock his phone.
Speaking about the incident, East Lombok Police Chief Made Yogi said in a statement that an argument first erupted between the pair while Purnama was fixing some of the tilings on the roof and Cahyani asked for his password.
When the argument escalated, Purnama reportedly climbed down from the roof and hit Cahyani, angering her further. She then grabbed a nearby petrol can and poured the flammable liquid all over him before setting him on fire.
Oji, a witness who saw the entire argument and Cahyani set Purnama ablaze, told reporters he ran over to the couple's house in a desperate attempt to calm down the situation and save the 26-year-old. He said he helped put the flames out.
Purnama was subsequently rushed to the nearby Kerauk Health Center for treatment and would remain under care for the next two days. However, his injuries proved to be too grievous for doctors to treat and he would pass away at the hospital.
My Metro reported that Jerowaru police spokesman Abdurasyid confirmed the authorities had received a report on the incident. "The victim was treated at the health center because of severe burns in several parts of the body while his wife was arrested for further investigation," he said.
Cahyani was arrested and is currently in custody at the East Lombok Regional Police Station. However, it is still unclear if she has been officially charged in the attack and the investigation is said to be ongoing.