Woman burnt to death for dowry

April 15th, 2008 - 11:04 pm ICT by admin  

Greater Noida, April 15 (IANS) A woman was allegedly doused with kerosene and set alight by her husband and two other members of her family for not bringing sufficient dowry, the police said here Tuesday. Neerja, a resident of Murad Garhi locality in Greater Noida, was allegedly killed by her husband Vinod, sister-in-law Sadhna and mother-in-law Tarawati on Monday night. The police have registered a case against the three, who are absconding, on a complaint by Neerja’s father Virendra.

Virendra, a resident of Bulandshahr, said in his complaint that his daughter was married to Vinod in 2005. She was often tortured by her husband and the in-laws to bring more dowry. She had pleaded with them that her parents were not in a condition to give more, but her in-laws would torture her.

Monday night, they poured kerosene on her while she was asleep and set her on fire. In the morning, they told the police that she had committed suicide.

However, the police during investigation found that she had been killed by the three family members.

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