Woman who ‘gave hubby fiery rub job’

Midweek Sport - - BATCHELOR ON THE BOX -

THIS is the woman ac­cused of turn­ing her hus­band into a hu­man torch af­ter sup­pos­edly giv­ing him a mas­sage.

Shriya Pa­tel, 25, is now be­hind bars af­ter be­ing charged with ar­son and ag­gra­vated as­sault while her fella is fight­ing for his life.

Her hus­band, who has not been named, thought he was be­ing treated to a can­dle lit mas­sage with oil, but Pa­tel ( above) al­legedly rubbed fuel into his skin then set him ablaze in Austin, Texas.

A Fire Depart­ment spokesman said: “In 17 years I have seen burns but noth­ing that was pre-med­i­tated like this.”

Su­per­mar­ket se­cu­rity tapes ap­pear to show Pa­tel buy­ing ma­te­ri­als used in the at­tack, in­clud­ing scarves, which she used to cover the sprin­kler heads af­ter tak­ing down the smoke alarm.

Her vic­tim, 29, who is in a med­i­cally in­duced coma, was heard say­ing af­ter the at­tac: “Why did she burn me? All I was try­ing to do was love her.”

My mate just beat me at Ker­plunk... it was the last

straw.

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