Newly-wed woman set on fire for dowry


Balasore: In a shocking incident, a newly-wed woman was rescued by two passersby while running for life after being allegedly set on fire by her in-laws at Chilapada village under Nilagiri police limits in Balasore district.

According to available information, the woman who had married three months ago was allegedly tortured by her in-laws to bring a gold chain from her parents.

But, when the woman failed to fulfill the dowry demand, her husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law doused her with kerosene and set her on fire, said a source.

The woman came out of the house screaming for help when some passerby spotted her on fire and rushed her to Nilagiri hospital.

The victim’s sustains 60 per cent burn injuries and her condition is stated to be critical, sources said.

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