Woman accused in fatal burning of sleeping husband
2009 01 06
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) An Australian woman accused of setting her husband’s genitals on fire because she thought he was having an affair has been charged with murder.
Prosecutors said 44-year-old Rajini Narayan confessed to neighbors that she set her husband on fire on Dec. 8, 2008, after she saw him hug another woman….(Full Story)
F4L: The article states that Rajini Narayan doused her sleeping husband’s penis by using an alcohol-based cleaning fluid and then set it on fire. He jumped up, overturned the bottle with the cleaning fluid, thereby causing the fire to spread.
Rajini Narayan: “I just wanted to burn his penis so it belongs to me and no one else. … I didn’t mean this to happen.”
Right, and as there will be a psychiatric evaluation that will be heard in court this week. It will without a doubt be decided that, firstly, she did not mean this to happen, and that, secondly, it was her inner demons or the devil that made her do it. Therefore, she will most likely be let off lightly.
The death of her husband? So what? He is only a man, she is the victim — even if only of her own perceptions — and the property damage does not matter much because it is covered by insurance anyway. After all, her husband’s penis was her property with which she could do what she wanted. That he died was the result of an accident caused by him. He should not have jumped up and should have taken his deserved punishment like a man, laying down. The cad, hugging another woman, how dare he!
Anyway, we will soon find out the price of a man’s life in Australia.