This Article is From Nov 02, 2010

Woman burnt by husband, in-laws allegedly for dowry

Woman burnt by husband, in-laws allegedly for dowry
Mumbai: Another dowry death case has come to light, this time in Mumbai, after a 23-year-old woman was allegedly burnt alive by her husband and in-laws as she could not bring Rs 1 lakh as dowry, the police said.

The victim, who sustained 90 per cent burn injuries, was rushed to the government-run Sion Hospital, where she is being treated but her condition remained critical, they said.

According to police, the accused Rajesh Surve (25) along with his parents Naresh (45) and Kalpana (43) and his sister Meena (30) were harassing the victim for dowry, since the marriage last year.

They threatened her with dire consequences, if she did not get Rs 1 lakh as dowry from her father, the authorities added.

The woman's husband and in-laws poured kerosene on her last night and set her ablaze at their shanty in Annabhau Sathe area. Then they locked the door from the outside, police said.

Senior Inspector P D'Souza at the Mankhurd police station said, "An attempt to murder case was registered against the victim's husband and her in-laws. A manhunt has been launched for the accused."