Thane (Maha), May 6: A man and four members of his family, including his mother, have been booked for allegedly torturing his wife, police said today. In her complaint, the 27-year-old woman alleged that her husband and in-laws used to frequently lock her up in a room, starve her and inflict cigarette burns on her, they said. Also Read - Farmer Fined Rs 21,000 For Damaging Stone Idol, Threatened With Social Boycott If He Refuses to Pay

The victim alleged that her in-laws tortured and harassed her since marriage which went on for five years and even tonsured her, police said. In March last year, her in-laws drove her out of the house and took away both the children from her, they said, adding she presently lives with her parents at Kalyan in the district. ALSO READ: Uttar Ptradesh: Elderly mother stripped, tortured as son ‘run away’ with girl Also Read - Truck Overturns in Maharashtra's Osmanabad; People Loot Phones, TVs Worth Rs 70 Lakh

The accused were identified as the woman’s husband Salim, mother-in-law Johra, brother-in-law Saifiuddin and two sisters-in-law Mumtaz and Sahin, police said. Bazarpeth Police Station has registered an offence under IPC sections 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation). Also Read - All Not Well In MVA? Congress Will Contest Maharashtra Assembly Polls Alone, Says Nana Patole

Although nobody has been arrested in this connection so far, notices have been sent to the accused for interrogation, said Senior Inspector of Bazarpeth Police Station D S Suryavanshi.