A 27-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing his wife and later setting her and their four-month-old baby boy on fire near here following an argument, police said Sunday.

The matter came to light this morning after some villagers of Kondapur found two charred bodies in a plot layout and alerted the police, they said.

Preliminary inquiry revealed that the accused had married the woman in 2015 and the couple had a baby boy.

The woman has been living with her parents for the past few months after differences cropped up between them, a police release said.

Meanwhile, the woman had Saturday evening met her husband and both had gone to Ghatkesar, where they had a tiff, following which she consumed sleeping pills and also fed the powder of a pill to the infant, police said.

Later, the accused took them to a vacant plot and throttled both before putting their bodies on a heap of sticks and setting them ablaze.

First Published: Feb 11, 2019 11:56 IST

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