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 Lok Sabha results 2019: Kaushambi, Phulpur, Allahabad, Barabanki, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich Winners List

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 - PM Modi Recalls 1954 Kumbh Mela Stampede During Election Rally in UP

By the time the family members and neighbours could douse the fire, the duo had perished, they added. Also Read - Fielding 'Fauji' in Varanasi Has Taken Wind Out of BJP's Sails: Akhilesh

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

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