Husband, Father-in-Law Arrested In Alleged Dowry Death Case In Kolkata

A 32-year-old woman's husband and her father-in-law were arrested on dowry harassment complaint on Monday after she succumbed to her burn injuries in a Kolkata hospital the same day.

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Husband, Father-in-Law Arrested In Alleged Dowry Death Case In Kolkata

Police have arrested the woman's husband and father-in-law after alleged torture (File Photo)

Kolkata:  Two men were arrested from Kolkata's Phoolbagan area on a dowry harassment complaint after a woman died of burn injuries at a hospital, police said today.

Pinky Mallik, 32, was admitted to the MR Bangur hospital last week with burn injuries and she succumbed to the injuries on Monday, police said.

Pinky's husband Sajan Malik claimed that his wife was cooking on a stove when it exploded and her clothes caught fire.

However, Pinky's parents alleged that their daughter was set on fire by her husband and in-laws for failing to meet their dowry demands, a senior police officer said.

Following the allegations, Sajan and his father Rajkumar were arrested on Monday on charges of dowry.

Dilip Mallik, the woman's father, a resident of Bihar's Begusarai, had lodged a complaint with the Phoolbagan police station accusing her in-laws of murdering his daughter.

The couple got married around six years ago and the alleged torture for dowry started soon after that, her father alleged in the complaint.

"We are investigating the matter and will take necessary action against those who will be found guilty," the investigating officer said.

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