Wife burns husband alive for refusing to disclose phone’s password

Wife burns husband alive for refusing to divulge phone’s password

An Indonesian woman has burned her husband alive after he refused to give her the passcode to his mobile phone, Daily Mail reports.

The 26-year-old Dedi Purnama had been working to repair the roof tiles on their home when his 25-year-old wife, Ilham Cahyani, asked for his password.

His refusal sparked an argument during which he hit her before she poured petrol on him and set him on fire.

Mr Purnama died two days after the incident in the East Lombok Regency of the Indonesian Province of West Nusa Tenggara. 

East Lombok Police Chief, Made Yogi, said the initial verbal argument between the couple had escalated when Purnama climbed down from the roof and hit his wife.

Cahyani reportedly grabbed a petrol can and poured the flammable liquid over her husband before setting him aflame using a lighter.

A witness identified as Oji told reporters that he had run over to the couple’s house after spotting the flames and helped put them out.

Purnama was rushed to the Keruak Health Centre and underwent treatment for two days for the horrific burns he sustained.

Cahyani has been arrested and held in custody at East Lombok Regional Police Station, although it is unclear if she has been charged as the investigation is still ongoing.