Woman set ablaze by in-laws for dowry in city


Bhubaneswar: A woman was allegedly burnt to death by her in-laws over dowry demand in Gandarpur area under Nandankanan police limits in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.

The victim, identified as Rashmirekha Jena was married to Asish Padhiari.

Reportedly, an FIR was filed by Rashmirekha’s father against her in-laws with Nandankan police.  According to the complainant, Rashmirekha got married a year ago and was tortured by her in-laws to bring more dowry.

Her family has alleged that, when they failed to fulfill the dowry demand, her husband and in-laws set her ablaze.

Following the complaint, police seized the body and sent it for post postmortem.

Rashmirekha’s husband and in-laws have been detained for interrogation and a probe into the case is underway, the police said.

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