8th October, 2010
An Australian set her husbandâ€™s genitals alight because she suspected he was having anÂ affair and wanted to â€œpurify his penisâ€, a court in Adelaide was told on Thursday.
Rajini Narayan, 46, has pleaded not guilty to murdering her husband and causing the fireÂ that burned down their $1 million Australian home.
Satish Narayan died in hospital from his injuries several weeks after being allegedlyÂ doused with methylated spirits and set alight in the 2008 attack.
â€œHe was my hero, the man of my life, the love of my life,â€ the mother-of-three told theÂ court.
â€œI was going to purify his penis, leave a mark there and he would remain with me. HeÂ would be mine.â€
In a previous court hearing, Narayan was quoted as telling neighbours: â€œIâ€™m a jealousÂ wife, his penis should belong to me. I just wanted to burn his penis because it belongsÂ to me and no one else.â€