Muzaffarnagar: A woman was allegedly burnt to death by her in-laws over dowry demand in Bhopa village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. A complaint in connection with the crime was lodged by the victim’s father on Friday. Also Read - 'Is Being a Muslim Crime in India?' Asks Twitter As Netizens Demand Release of Dr Kafeel Khan With #DrKafeelKhanKoAzaadKaro
In the complaint, the father of the woman alleged that his daughter was burnt alive by her in-laws when she failed to fulfil their dowry demands. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh News: 16 Jail Inmates Test Positive For COVID in Muzaffarnagar, Says DM
Police has registered a case against the woman’s husband, Station House Officer BP Singh told PTI. The father and brother of the accused are said to be absconding. Meanwhile, a search has been launched to nab them. Also Read - Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan: A Look at Proposed Model of Grand Temple in Ayodhya
Earlier this month, a woman in Odisha’s Kendrapara district died after she was set ablaze allegedly by her in-laws over dowry demands. The woman in her early 30s died at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack while undergoing treatment. She was identified as Bharati Swain, a resident of Balisuan village in Kendrapara district. In her dying statement, she had said that “she was set ablaze by her mother-in-law and three sisters-in-law. They allegedly poured kerosene and tied her hands and legs before setting her on fire”.
In November, a 22-year-old woman was allegedly strangulated to death by her husband following a dispute over dowry in Muzaffarnagar. Her body was found hanging from the ceiling of her house in Behda Sadat village to make it look like a suicide.
The deceased was identified as Sonali. She was married to Ajit (22) for three years. On the basis of her father’s complaint, the man was arrested by the police. A case was registered against him and another person.