Woman burnt alive over dowry demand in UP

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 22:10

Meerut: A woman was allegedly burnt alive by her in-laws over dowry demands in the Dorala area in Meerut, police said on Wednesday.

The victim was allegedly first beaten up by her in-laws on Monday morning before they poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze, police said.
She was then admitted to a private hospital where she died on Monday night, they said.

The alleged dowry amount sought by the victim`s in-laws was Rs 8 lakh, it is learnt.

A cousin of the victim`s has registered a complaint of dowry death against the husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law of the victim. The victim has a two-month-old girl with her husband, police said.
No arrests have been made in the case yet, police said, adding that the victim`s body has been handed over to her family members following a post-mortem.


First Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 22:10
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