Beed: A 31-year-old woman was allegedly set on fire by her husband in Maharashtra’s Beed after she refused to have sex with him. The victim succumbed to burn injuries at the hospital on Thursday morning.

Identified as Saira Pathan, the woman declined to have intercourse with her husband on Wednesday night as she was feeling unwell. Angered by her response, her husband, Ayyub, allegedly poured kerosene on her from the kitchen stove and set her on fire. After committing the crime, he fled from the house.

The neighbours rushed to the house on hearing her screams. The woman was rushed to the hospital but died on Thursday morning owing to 75 per cent burn injuries she suffered.

In her dying declaration, she named her husband as the culprit, the police claimed.

Ayyub Pathan has been arrested and police have registered a case of murder against him.