Woman set on fire for giving birth to girl

A 28-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her husband and in-laws for giving birth to a girl and not fulfilling their demands.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2011, 21:05 PM IST

Ghaziabad: A 28-year-old woman was allegedly
killed by her husband and in-laws for giving birth to a girl
and not fulfilling their demands in Sanjay Nagar area here,
police said on Wednesday.

Meetu, who got married to Diwakar last year, gave birth
to the girl about one month back and since then she was being
harassed, father of the deceased alleged in his complaint.

They used to beat her up demanding money for the girl`s
upbringing, the father alleged.

Meetu was allegedly set on fire last evening and was
found dead on her bed, police said, adding prima facie it
appeared to be a case of murder which was given a colour of
suicide.

Her in-laws left the house after the incident, they said.

A case of dowry death has been registered and post mortem
report is awaited, police said.

Husband and in-laws of Meetu are absconding, they said.

PTI