Thane: A 31-year-old man, along with his
two brothers, has been arrested from Wagle Estate area here for allegedly burning his wife alive for dowry, police said Thursday.
The accused identified as Ashok Dhege and his
brothers--all tempo drivers--used to torture his wife Rekha (29) for bringing Rs 5 lakh for purchase of a new tempo, Assistant Police Inspector G S Shaikh of Shree Nagar police station said.
According to police, Ashok and his brothers Kalyan (35) and Anil (33) on the night of March 14 poured kerosene on the victim and set her ablaze. She succumbed to her injuries at Burns Hospital four days later.
The Shree Nagar police have booked the accused trio under section 302 (murder) of Indian Penal Code (IPC).