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|Subject: Dec 9 - Woman set fire to her husband's genitals while he slept Sat 27 Dec 2008, 2:58 pm|| |
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- Rajini Narayan, 44, appeared briefly in Adelaide Magistrates Court this afternoon charged over the fire at her family's two-storey home on Cleland Ave at about 5.30am yesterday.
The fire left Satish Narayan with terrible burns and prosecutor Senior Sergeant Bruce Faehrmann said the injuries could prove fatal.
"(Mr Narayan) was set on fire ... his condition has deteriorated to the extent that he has 85 percent burns," he said.
"It is possible that he may not survive so the charges may be reviewed."
The Advertiser understands that police will allege Narayan applied methylated spirits to her husband's genitals as he slept then set fire to him.
Mr Narayan is believed to have knocked over the bottle of methylated spirits as he rose from the bed, sparking the major blaze.
Narayan is charged with one count of aggravated causing harm with intent, arson and three counts of acts to endanger life.
If Mr Narayan dies, the Director of Public Prosecutions is likely to issue charges of manslaughter or murder.
Narayan and the couple's three children managed to escape the blaze and Mr Narayan was treated by an off-duty nurse before being rushed to Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Narayan spoke briefly with her lawyer Michael Dadds before the hearing and stood with her back turned to the court.
She made no application for bail and was remanded in custody to appear in court in January.
A number of family members were in court for today's hearing but made no comment as they left.
Mr Narayan is listed as being in a critical condition.