An Indian rickshaw driver stabbed his American wife to death before setting himself ablaze, police said, in a violent end to a whirlwind romance scripted in the backdrop of the Taj Mahal.
Bunty Sharma, 32, killed 35-year-old Arian Willingar from Pennsylvania on a deserted roadside in the tourist city of Agra after the couple had a fight late Thursday.
Sharma later committed suicide by setting himself on fire, he said.
The couple first met when Willingar visited Agra last July with her friends to see the Taj Mahal, the world famous monument of love. Romance blossomed, they got married and began living together but soon had a falling out over suspicions of infidelity.
Sharma accused her “of smoking too much, talking to other men and not staying at home”, the Indian Express reported.
The US embassy in New Delhi refused to comment on the case but Mathur cited embassy officials as saying that they had informed the victim’s family about her death.
At the end of her July trip, Willingar stayed back as her friends returned home and married Sharma in a ceremony held on the rooftop of a hotel located in the backdrop of the Taj Mahal.
But the romance soon fizzled out and the couple began living separately in December, reports said.
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