Abdul Barati, 43, has been charged with murder after his wife’s body was found inside a burning home in Guildford on Tuesday.
Emergency services were called to a home on Clement Street about 3.35am and found it engulfed in flames.
Officers from Fire and Rescue NSW tended to the blaze, which was described as being “extremely difficult to control”.
The body of a 30-year-old woman was found inside the premises soon after.
Mr Barati and the couple’s two young boys, aged six and nine, were located outside the home. It is believed Mr Barati had called triple-0 to report the fire, saying his wife was trapped inside the house.
He was taken to Merrylands Police Station for questioning and was charged with murder on Tuesday night.
Police confirmed yesterday that the relationship between Mr Barati and his wife would be key to its investigation into the woman’s death.
“The relationship between the deceased and her husband is something that the investigators is looking at at the moment,” Superintendent Matt Appleton said.
“The history between the gentleman and his wife is… certainly a line of inquiry.”
Police said Mr Barati was refused bail and would appear at Fairfield Local Court on Wednesday.