Penis burning Australian wife found guilty of lesser charge
October 13, 2010
(ChattahBox World News) – It only took 9 hours for a jury in South Australia today to find Rajini Narayan not guilty of murder for the death of her husband Satish. Rajini is well known throughout Australia for her attempt to burn her husbands penis in retaliation for an alleged affair. Instead Rajini received a lesser charge of manslaughter for her crime of setting her husband on fire.
Rajini testified that her husband was having an affair and had beaten her on many occasions. The Daily Telegraph reported that even though she was physically abused that wasn’t the main reasoning behind her attack.
In December of 2008 Rajini had come to the conclusion that Satish was having an extra martial affair after reading through various emails. According to her testimony she then decided that she was going to purify her husband through a rite of fire.
Rajini was referring to a Hindu religious tale about Lord Ram and Sita. In the tale a demon Lord kidnaps Sita, upon her rescue by Ram he then compels her to purify herself by walking through fire. During the trial Rajini testified to what her motivation was and reasoning behind pouring petrol on her husband and then lighting him on fire.
“A bizarre idea came to me … I would use a candle to burn the tip of his penis,” she said.
“It would be like circumcision”
“It was like I had all the powers of the goddess to save my husband, my lord… it did not occur to me that it was going to be dangerous.”
Prosecution maintained that the true reasoning behind Rajini’s attack was over two decades of beatings at the Satish’s hands. Rajini countered that even though she didn’t like the beatings she still had to try to be a better wife.
During the final confrontation Rajini alleges that her husband called her a “fat bitch” and then she just snapped. She then poured the gas on Satish and threw a lit candle on his back. Satish died 20 days later.
Australian Justice John Sulan remanded Narayan on continuing bail until sentencing submissions next month.
As she left the dock, Narayan hugged her lawyers and her daughters.