A man in Pandanwangi, East Lombok in Indonesia, died after his wife set him ablaze after an argument, Tuesday.

The argument unfolded when Ilham Cahyani, 25 asked her husband, Dedi Purnama, 26 for his phone pass word/code. Purnama was repairing the roof tiles of their house when Cahyani asked him to tell her his phone pass code which he refused. This resulted in the two getting into a heated row.

During the argument, he came down and hit his wife that sparked a physical encounter between the two. This then led to Cahyani grabbing a can of gasoline and pouring the liquid all over her husband before using a lighter to set him on fire, according to the East Lombok Police Chief, Made Yogi.

A witness, “Oji”, ran over to the couple’s house after he spotted the flames and helped douse the fire. Purnama was rushed to the Keruak Health Center, where he died from burns sustained. His upper body was severely charred. 

Police questioned a number of witnesses about the incident. Cahyani was detained at East Lombok Regional Police Station as the police investigated the case. It is still unclear whether she was charged for the offence.

In a similar incident a woman had physically hurt or almost killed her partner in a fit of rage. In 2017, a woman stabbed her husband with a knife because he took too long doing the Christmas shopping. Stuart Simpson was stabbed by his wife Sonia Simpson, four times. Sonia was sentenced to 14 years in jail. Stuart meanwhile had to have surgery to recover from stab wounds.

A 75-year old man from Scotland left his wife of sixty years after she beat him bloody for letting a cat inside their house. His wife had been abusive years before this incident resulting in him getting black eyes, bruises, teeth knocked out and he even had his knee hammered when his wife flew into a rage.

According to a survey carried out by the Department of Justice in the year 2000, on 8000 men, 7.4 percent in America reported physical assault by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, boyfriend or date.

0.9 percent men reported experiencing domestic violence in the past year. In 2013, the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found from a sample of 16,000 U.S. adults, 26 percent homosexual men, 37.3 percent bisexual men and 29 percent heterosexual men had been a victim of intimate partner violence.