Woman, two kids burnt alive by husband for dowry

June 12th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, June 12 (IANS) A woman and her two minor children were allegedly burnt alive by her husband in a Bihar village reportedly after his dowry demands were not met, police said Thursday. Suman Devi along with her seven-year-old son and four-year-old daughter were burnt alive Wednesday by Rajiv Singh in Pagahiya village of Muzaffarpur district, about 80 km from here.

According to the police, he tied the victims to a cot inside their home and set them on fire after sprinkling kerosene. The police recovered the three charred bodies from the house.

Suman’s father Parshu Ram Singh accused his son-in-law of killing the three after his dowry demands were not fulfilled. The accused was absconding, police said.

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