Kaushambi (UP), Jan 31 (PTI) A woman and her mother-in-law died after they allegedly set themselves ablaze in Uttar Pradesh’s Kaushambi district, the police said Thursday.Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Rains: State Announces Closure of Schools, Colleges on Friday, Saturday | Details Here 

Following an altercation on Wednesday, Sheela (37) and Kunti Devi (70) of Kamalpur village immolated themselves after pouring kerosene on their bodies, they said. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha results 2019: Kaushambi, Phulpur, Allahabad, Barabanki, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich Winners List

By the time the family members and neighbours could douse the fire, the duo had perished, they added. Also Read - PM Modi Recalls 1954 Kumbh Mela Stampede During Election Rally in UP

The dead bodies have been sent for a postmortem examination and further investigation is underway, a police officer said.

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