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Wife `sacrificed' to save son

DEHRA DUN, JULY 9 . A man has cut his wife's tongue before dousing her with kerosene and burning her alive in the belief that in doing so he could save his ailing 19-year old son, police said here.

The man Bharat Lal, a storekeeper and resident of Barighat, believed his son was possessed and by ``sacrificing'' his wife could save him, police said today.

Bharat Lal was arrested on charges of murder after his daughter filed an FIR. -- UNI

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