Lucknow: In a disturbing incident, a mother of two girls was burnt alive in front of her daughters by her in-laws at Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh on June 14, 2016.
The victim's two daughters - 15-year-old Latika Bansal and 14-year-old Tanya - were at home when the family members burnt her. To the daughters' apathy, their father is also complicit in their mother's murder.
After failing to get justice from the police, Latika wrote a letter in blood to UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seeking justice for her mother.
Speaking to `The Times of India', Latika said she cannot forget the fateful day. Recounting her mother's ordeal, the 15-year-old daughter said that her mother was tortured by her-in-laws for 15 years as she was unable to give birth to a male child.
When her sister Tanya was born, she, along with her mother and younger sister, was thrown out of the house and had to stay on rent.
The situation turned uglier on June 14 when Latika's grandmother, along with her relatives, visited their place and threatened that she would get her son marry with some other woman soon. This led to an altercation and the mother of two was set on fire.
Latika said while her family members fled, she tried to call police helpline but no one attended it.
Confirming the incident, Tarun Jindal, the victim's brother, said his niece had called him after the incident. Tarun said when he reached their place, he was horrified to see her burnt sister. He at once rushed her to hospital, but couldn't save her as she suffered 95 percent burn injuries.
He told police that his sister's brother-in-law Rajesh Bansal and Latika's grandmother were the real culprits. They are still at large.
The Bulandshahr Police stated that a case was filed by the deceased’s mother against eight people.
The husband was arrested by police and currently is in jail.
The police said the seven other accused named in the complaint had no role in the crime and maintained that the mother of two had committed suicide.