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Woman burnt to death by husband, in-laws for dowry in Faridabad

The woman’s father said his son-in-law informed him that his daughter had burnt herself. He alleged that his daughter’s husband and in-laws were pressuring her for dowry soon after her marriage.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2017 22:07 IST
A woman was allegedly burnt to death for dowry in Faridabad.
A woman was allegedly burnt to death for dowry in Faridabad.(HT File/ Representational Photo)

A 22-year-old woman was allegedly burnt to death by her husband and in-laws for dowry in Faridabad near Delhi, police said on Saturday.

The woman’s father in his complaint said his son-in-law informed him over phone on Friday that his daughter had burnt herself, they said.

He alleged that his daughter’s husband and in-laws were pressuring her for dowry soon after her marriage, police said.

The woman succumbed to her injuries on Friday night at a hospital in Faridabad, police said, adding that the matter was being investigated.

The accused have been booked under relevant sections of the IPC, police said.

In a separate incident, a woman in Gaunchi village alleged that her husband and in-laws threatened her with dire consequences if she failed to fulfil their dowry demands.

Police also said the woman in Palwal lodged a case against her husband and in-laws accusing them of harassing her for dowry.