Chennai: A husband and wife immolated themselves at their residence on MGR Salai, Peerkankaranai.
According to the police, Ayyanar (28), a lorry driver, married Krishnammal (25) six months ago.
They lived in Kamarajar Nagar MGR Salai. As Ayyanar was an alcoholic, the couple often fought over his drinking habit.
This was Ayyanar’s second marriage and he has three children from his first marriage.
Last night, Krishnammal doused herself with petrol and threatened to kill herself as he often abused her while drunk.
But, instead, Ayyanar doused himself with petrol and set fire to himself. Krishnammal tried to save him and suffered burns.
The duo was rushed to Stanley Government Hospital where they succumbed to the burns this morning.