Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Central Texas Woman Accused Of Setting Husband On Fire
KTX ^ | April 19, 2012

Posted on 04/21/2012 4:03:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Shriya Biman Patel, 25, was in the Travis County Jail Thursday charged with aggravated assault and arson after her 29-year-old husband was doused with gasoline and set on fire.

An Austin police statement says officers who responded to a family disturbance call Monday night at an apartment in north Austin found the naked, severely burned man on the floor.

His wife was nearby and there was a strong smell of gasoline in the air, police said.

Austin Fire Department Capt. Andy Reardon said the man was expecting his wife, who arrived in the U.S. about a week ago, to massage him with oil.

The oil turned out to be gasoline.

According to Austin media reports, the man was in the bathtub expecting the massage when he was doused with gasoline, which was ignited by candles burning nearby.

Reardon said the victim was trapped inside the bathroom and evidently had to kick the door down to escape.

The man, whose name wasn’t released, was in critical condition Thursday in the burn unit of Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: crime

1 posted on 04/21/2012 4:03:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

She sounds scorned.


2 posted on 04/21/2012 4:05:07 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

“She’s lost that loving feeling...”


3 posted on 04/21/2012 4:08:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
Patel = moslem?

That is the norm!

4 posted on 04/21/2012 4:10:19 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I seem to think that she should have burned him on the banks of the Ganges.


5 posted on 04/21/2012 4:11:55 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
Just checking to see if I had ever been married to her. I don't recognize the name.

/johnny

6 posted on 04/21/2012 4:12:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

whoa, whoa...


7 posted on 04/21/2012 4:12:34 PM PDT by brivette
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Realman30

I think Patel is a commong Indian surname. Probably Hindu.


8 posted on 04/21/2012 4:12:38 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise

Dude’s hot!


9 posted on 04/21/2012 4:17:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
I'm so hot for her, I'm so hot for her 
I'm so hot for her and she's so cold 
I'm so hot for her, I'm on fire for her 
I'm so hot for her and she's so cold

I'm the burning bush, I'm the burning fire 
I'm the bleeding volcano 
I'm so hot for her, I'm so hot for her 
I'm so hot for her and she's so cold

10 posted on 04/21/2012 4:20:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Apparently the guy didn’t tell her you get cremated after death here.


11 posted on 04/21/2012 4:29:06 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: A_Former_Democrat
Patel is a very common Indian surname, that is correct. Could be almost any religion but Hindu would not be surprising.

Sounds like she was seriously angry with him however!

12 posted on 04/21/2012 4:31:46 PM PDT by susannah59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: A_Former_Democrat
I think Patel is a commong Indian surname. Probably Hindu.

It means U. S. motel owner.

13 posted on 04/21/2012 4:39:27 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Build a man a fire and he stays warm for a day.
Set a man on fire and he stays warm for the rest of his life.

-Terry Pratchett


14 posted on 04/21/2012 4:43:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

If this had been a husband who threw gasoline on his wife and burned her, the media would be all over this. But, the reversed situation, no outrage.


15 posted on 04/21/2012 5:04:26 PM PDT by sagar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Although she didn’t molest anyone, I’d have to say after viewing her picture that she is......NOT GUILTY!!! :)


16 posted on 04/21/2012 5:05:15 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Let me be first: “Baby, light my fire!”


17 posted on 04/21/2012 5:22:51 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Realman30

I think “Patel” is from India


18 posted on 04/21/2012 5:23:59 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

He was just a hunka, hunka burnin’ love.

(O.K...Hanging head in shame.)


19 posted on 04/21/2012 6:32:59 PM PDT by berdie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I would have smelled the gasoline and suspected trouble.


20 posted on 04/21/2012 6:52:26 PM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

All contributions are for the Current Quarter Expenses.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 7:18:21 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Realman30

“Patel = moslem?”

Indian...


22 posted on 04/21/2012 7:34:04 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I fell into a burning ring of fire....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It7107ELQvY


23 posted on 04/21/2012 7:36:12 PM PDT by jakerobins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
her 29-year-old husband was doused with gasoline and set on fire

Doused with gasoline??? Who the heck can afford to do that anymore??? I'd have to resort to rolled up newspapers taped to them and maybe stick a few birthday candles in the pockets..

24 posted on 04/21/2012 7:40:37 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sagar
If this had been a husband who threw gasoline on his wife and burned her, the media would be all over this. But, the reversed situation, no outrage.

Not just "no outrage," this is primarily seen as joke material.

It's quite a culture.

25 posted on 04/21/2012 8:52:06 PM PDT by TChad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Pearls Before Swine

Maybe he was untrue?

Maybe he was a liar?

Maybe he couldn’t get much higher?

“try to set her knight on fire”

“and our love become a funeral pyre”


26 posted on 04/21/2012 9:14:35 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

This gives new meaning to the question “do you smoke after sex?”


27 posted on 04/22/2012 1:45:35 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sagar

If this had been a husband who threw gasoline on his wife and burned her,....Not allowed to report on muzzies, ya know.


28 posted on 04/22/2012 2:02:28 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Only do this to your worst enemy. I burned my hand with gas once but it was only a momentary flash of vapor from 1-2 feet away. The pain was excruciating for several days and it took about a month before I could uncover it.

I can’t imagine covering any part of the body with gasoline and having it burn...


29 posted on 04/22/2012 9:18:27 AM PDT by varyouga
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

“The oil turned out to be gasoline. “

Well, it is, technically....right?


30 posted on 04/22/2012 10:52:38 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson