NSW burning murder accused on bail

The husband of a woman who burned to death has been granted bail in a Sydney court after being charged with the domestic violence-related murder of his wife.

Kulwinder Singh, 39, was granted bail on Friday when he appeared with a Punjabi translator in Parramatta Local Court to face the charges.

His wife, Parwinder Kaur, died after suffering serious burns to almost her entire body along with inhalation burns at their Rouse Hill home in December 2013.

Singh was arrested earlier this month after almost four years of investigations, hampered by forensic delays.

Prosecutors had opposed bail in part due to the seriousness of the offence, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, and over concerns Singh had significant ties to India and would leave Australia.

But Magistrate Theo Tsavdaridis said the extent of the Crown's case, based on the theory that Singh doused Ms Kaur in the house using a jerry can of two-stroke petrol accelerant, was "inconsistent with the expert evidence" tendered.

The magistrate said the evidence before him suggests Ms Kaur was doused from her torso downwards.

Singh's barrister, Frank Santisi, argued there was no evidence linking his client to the accelerant and Ms Kaur's fingerprints were found on the cigarette lighter and the jerry can both in the couple's laundry.

Mr Tsavdaridis granted Singh bail on "stringent" conditions including an $800,000 surety, that he wears a self-funded ankle bracelet, abides by a curfew, is supervised by his sisters and surrenders his Australian passport and certificate of registration as an Indian citizen.

The matter was adjourned until February 2.

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