Woman set on fire for giving birth to girl

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.