'Save me': NSW Court hears Parwinder Kaur's final words to her husband

Kulwinder Singh doused his wife in petrol and set her on fire after she decided to divorce him, a Sydney jury has been told.

10.10.2019

Kulwinder Singh doused his wife in petrol and set her on fire after she decided to divorce him, a Sydney jury has been told.

Kulwinder Singh doused his wife in petrol and set her on fire after she decided to divorce him, a Sydney jury has been told.

What happened next only the two of them would know, but it ended in her being doused in petrol and set on fire.

Singh's barrister, Margaret Cunneen SC, said Ms Kaur set herself on fire in a"cry for attention" and never meant to seriously harm herself.

As a result, Singh told her he was leaving and went upstairs to pack, something that had never happened before in their relationship.

Before she was set on fire, the jury heard Ms Kaur had called the police and told them"my husband nearly killed me".

Ms Cunneen argued she did this to ensure help was on its way before slowly and methodically pouring the petrol on herself, waiting eight to 10 minutes and then setting herself on fire.

Ms Cunneen said the evidence showed there was no petrol on Singh's clothes or shoes, no fingerprints of his on the petrol can and"nothing to suggest a fight to the death between these people".

He said it was Ms Kaur who decided to divorce her husband and the financial disagreement came after she refused to have her pay go into her husband's account.

Mr Maxwell argued Ms Kaur's state of mind was"absolutely inconsistent" with her wanting to harm herself.

Read more: SBS News

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