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West Haven man sentenced in hot oil attack on estranged wife

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MILFORD – A West Haven man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for throwing boiling oil on his estranged wife.

The 2013 attack by Mohammad Chaudhry on his wife put her in the hospital for nearly a month, with the woman having to get four skin grafts.

Chaudhry was taken into custody shortly after the incident at his apartment at 195 Canton St., police said. sentenced

His 41-year-old wife was rushed to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital, police said.

The woman’s teenage son called police at 4:40 a.m. to report that someone had just killed his mother. Responding officers noticed a strong odor of burning oil inside the apartment, police said.

The couple’s teenaged children told officers that their parents had separated in the past year, but their mother decided to sleep over Tuesday night to be with her children.

Police said Chaudhry entered the room where she was sleeping and threw hot oil on her before fleeing. The children heard their mother screaming and rushed to her aid, police said.