An Austin woman is jailed on $1 million bond after she was accused of setting
fire to her husband.
Shriya Biman Patel is booked into the Travis County Jail in Austin on charges of first-degree felony aggravated assault and arson.
An Austin police statement says officers answering a family disturbance call at a north Austin apartment Monday night found a naked, severely burned 29-year-old man on the floor, with his 25-year-old wife nearby and a strong smell of gasoline in the air.
Fire Capt. Andy Reardon said the man was expecting his wife to massage him with oil.
The oil turned out to be gasoline (petrol).
The police statement says the man, whose name hasn’t been released, is in critical condition at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.