A 35-year-old widow was allegedly strangled to death and later cremated by her brothers who opposed to her relationship with a man belonging to another community in Kookda village, Muzaffarnagar, police said.
Police said they registered a case of murder against the woman's brothers- Sumit Kumar and Sonu in New Mandi police station and arrested them on Thursday.
According to the complaint lodged by the woman's lover Zulfikar, it is alleged that she was murdered and her body was cremated without giving any information to the police regarding her relationship.
The woman had entered into a relationship with her lover and apparently wanted to marry him after the death of her husband two years ago in an accident, police said.
She had married the man based out of Delhi seven years ago. Later, she had returned to her parents house in Kookda village.