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Woman burnt alive by in-laws over dowry demand; no arrests made yet

Updated: June 19, 2013, 4:11 PM IST
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Woman burnt alive by in-laws over dowry demand; no arrests made yet
A woman was allegedly burnt alive by her in-laws over dowry demands in Meerut's Dorala area here, police said on Wednesday. The victim was allegedly first beaten up by her in-laws on Monday morning before they poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze, police said.

A woman was allegedly burnt alive by her in-laws over dowry demands in Meerut's Dorala area here, police said on Wednesday. The victim was allegedly first beaten up by her in-laws on Monday morning before they poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze, police said.

She was then admitted to a private hospital where she died on Monday night, they said. The alleged dowry amount sought by the victim's in-laws was Rs 8 lakh, it is learnt.

A cousin of the victim's has registered a complaint of dowry death against the husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law of the victim. The victim has a two-month-old girl with her husband, police said. No arrests have been made in the case yet, police said, adding that the victim's body has been handed over to her family members following a post-mortem.

First Published: June 19, 2013, 4:11 PM IST
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