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Woman set on fire by in-laws over dowry demands

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

A woman in Odisha's district died after she was set ablaze allegedly by her in-laws over demands, police said Monday.

The woman in her early 30s died at and Hospital in Cuttack while undergoing treatment on Monday. She was identified as Bharati Swain, a resident of Balisuan village in district.

The woman in her dying statement said that "she was set ablaze by her mother-in-law and three They allegedly poured kerosene and tied her hands and legs before setting her on fire."

The woman was rescued and rushed to SCBMCH with 80 per cent burn injuries Sunday night. However, she succumbed to the burn injuries while undergoing treatment, police said.

The police have detained the and three on the basis of complaint made by the victim's brother

The incident took place when the husband and father-in law of the victim were not present at house last night.

The victim's brother said, a complaint was also made earlier against her in-laws for torture. Then, the police did not take the matter seriously, the victim's brother alleged.

Bharati of Badapala village in the district had married Nirmal Swain, son of of Balisuan village four years ago. She has one girl child.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 17:00 IST