Lucknow: A lecturer at a private college in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida tried to burn his wife alive early on Saturday, police said. Ashwani, a lecturer at the ICC College in Greater Noida had a verbal spat with his wife after which he beat her up and locked her in a room in their house in Beta-2 sector.
Police said the lecturer set the room on fire and fled. The couple's neighbours rescued the wife after she raised an alarm. The lecturer hailed from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
Senior Superintendent of Police Praveen Kumar said Ashwani was arrested after his wife lodged a complaint at the Kasna police station.