Namakkal: A woman suffered serious burns and her three-year-old son was charred to death after she allegedly set herself ablaze near Namakkal, police said yesterday.
Police said when the woman's husband, a lorry driver, returned home last night, he found smoke emanating and broke open the door. Both his wife and son had suffered serious burns and the baby died today, police said
The condition of the woman, undergoing treatment at the Namakkal government hospital, is serious, sources added.
A case under IPC sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 309 (attempt to commit suicide) have been registered, police added.
Story first published:
August 02, 2012 09:16 IST