Assam woman who kissed Rahul Gandhi burnt to death by husband

Guwahati: A woman, who kissed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi during his recent two-day Assam tour, was burnt to death allegedly by her husband, reports said on Saturday. 
Reports said that a quarrel occurred between the couple over the kissing incident, following which the husband set his wife on fire.
The lady’s husband is also said to have suffered 40 percent burn injuries and is currently hospitalised. 

It is still unclear whether the unfortunate incident is linked to the kissing incident. The police are investigating the case and there has been no official confirmation on this.

Rahul Gandhi, who is touring different parts of the country in order to revive his party’s fortunes, was welcomed with kisses on his cheek and on his head during his visit to Jorhat in Assam on Wednesday. 

Rahul Gandhi was interacting with a huge gathering of women, when two women came closer to him, kissed on his cheek and forehead respectively, slightly embarrassing the young Congress leader. 

Despite the unprecedented but pleasant gesture, the Gandhi scion, however, sportingly met all the women supporters who came forward to shake hands with him. 

Rahul met over 600 self help groups and Congress members in Jorhat and interacted with them wholeheartedly. 

While interacting with the women, the Congress vice president said that women of this country can become the prime minister, chief minister. He also said that northeastern women are more talented and brave than others.