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Woman set on fire over dowry, severely injured

A woman suffered severe burn injuries after she was allegedly set on fire by her husband and in-laws over dowry demands.

Published: 23rd October 2016 07:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd October 2016 07:37 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

FARIDABAD: A woman suffered severe burn injuries after she was allegedly set on fire by her husband and in-laws over dowry demands in Heerapur village here, police said today.

The victim, Jyoti, has alleged that her husband Jai Prakash, mother-in-law Hemlata and father-in-law Suraj Prakash set her on fire yesterday morning for not giving a dowry of Rs 1 lakh, they added. She was admitted to a hospital where her condition was stated to be critical, police said.

The victim said her husband and mother-in-law caught hold of her while her father-in-law poured kerosene and set her on fire, police added. The accused have been booked under relevant sections of the IPC and a probe has been initiated against them, police added.



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