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.

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.

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.

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.