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Man burnt wife alive over dowry

Police on Wednesday arrested a man for allegedly killing his wife over dowry demand by setting her on fire at Kotdwar village in Bijnor.

india Updated: Feb 25, 2009 14:20 IST

Police on Wednesday arrested a man for allegedly killing his wife over dowry demand by setting her on fire at Kotdwar village in Bijnor.

The woman identified as Mehsar was married to Shamsad a month ago, police said.

Soon after marriage Shamsad began torturing his wife physically for dowry. Some days ago, he send Mehsar to her parents' house to bring money. But when his in laws expressed their inability to meet his demand, Shamsad brought his wife back on Sunday, they said.

However, she left the house the same evening after he started beating her again.

On Monday, when Mehsar was alone at her parents' house, Samshad tied her to a plastic chair, set her ablaze and bolted the door from outside, police said.

Mehsar's father had lodged an FIR against Shamsad.