Four persons of a family were booked under sections of dowry death after a 25-year-old woman died of burnt injuries at Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital.
The incident came to light on Saturday evening when the victim, Nargis, who was married to one Rajuddin at Dankaur six years back, was found with severe burnt injuries at her residence. Her neighbours informed her father Jafaruddin, who hails from Aligarh area, about the incident. Jafaruddin took Nargis to the burnt ward of the Safdarjung hospital. Nargis succumbed to over 90 per cent of burn injuries in the hospital on Sunday.
“Following a complaint of the father of the deceased, we have registered a case of dowry death and other relevant sections of IPC against her husband Rajuddin, brother-in-law Mahmud, sister-in-law Razia and relative Tahir at Dankaur police station. The accused persons are absconding. A manhunt was launched to arrest them,” said Anil Pratap Singh, station house officer (SHO), Dankaur police station.
According to the complaint of Jafaruddin, he had given a number of gifts during the wedding of Nargis. He alleged that her in-laws were torturing her and demanding dowry since 4-5 years.
“The complainant said he was not able to fulfil the demands of her daughter’s in-laws who were torturing her for R 2 lakh. He alleged that on Saturday night, her in-laws tortured her and then poured kerosene oil on her and set her ablaze. They tried to make it look like an accident,” said Singh.
Police, however, said that they are probing the case from each aspect.
“Forensic evidences were collected from the spot. No signs of scuffle found prima facie. The body was sent for postmortem, reports of which are still awaited. We are conducting raids at the hideouts of the accused persons,” said Singh.