The oldest trick in the book. Promise someone a nice oil massage and then light them on fire.
A 25-year-old woman is behind bars after she allegedly set her husband on fire last night in a north Austin apartment complex.
Shriya Patel, a native of India, joined her husband of one year in Austin only one week ago. A neighbor told KXAN that he heard what sounded like an argument minutes before the incident. The same man told the station that the victim, whose name was not released, told police that Patel had promised to give him a candlelit massage with oil. Instead, the victim said, she doused him in fuel and set him ablaze with the candles.
Patel reportedly told police that her husband set himself on fire. One might be forgiven for thinking that the veracity of Patel’s claim is somewhat disputable, as a Walmart security tape shows her buying the materials used in the attack.