Wife set fire to husband to "purify his penis," court told
Oct 7, 2010, 8:45 GMT
Sydney - An Australian set her husband's genitals alight because she suspected he was having an affair and wanted to 'purify his penis,' a court in Adelaide was told Thursday.
Rajini Narayan, 46, has pleaded not guilty to murdering her husband and causing the fire that burned down their 1-million-Australian-dollar (980,000-US-dollar) home.
Satish Narayan died in hospital from his injuries several weeks after being allegedly doused with methylated spirits and set alight in the 2008 attack.
'He was my hero, the man of my life, the love of my life,' the mother-of-three told the court. 'I was going to purify his penis, leave a mark there and he would remain with me. He would be mine.'
In a previous court hearing, Narayan was quoted as telling neighbours: 'I'm a jealous wife, his penis should belong to me. I just wanted to burn his penis so it belongs to me and no-one else.'
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