Kolkata, May 30: A woman was allegedly burnt to death by her husband and in-laws in West Midnapore district of Bengal because her complexion was dark. The 23-year-old succumbed to the burn injuries at Midnapore Medical College and Hospital on Monday night.

Shrabani Maity, who was from Chakmokrampur in Kharagpur, had given birth to a girl child in March this year. The police are investigating whether the reason behind her killing was this.

Meanwhile, her husband Saurabh and his mother Sumitra have been arrested by the police on the basis complaint lodged by victim’s father.

In his complaint, Shrabani’s father, Netai, has accused Saurabh and Sumitra of torturing her regularly because of her complexion.

He informed that the marriage was arranged and everything was going fine initially. However, after a few months, things changed and they her husband and in-laws started beating her up. He also accused them of demanding dowry to compensate for her complexion.

The victim’s family was informed by the neighbours. They have demanded stern action against her in-laws and husband.