A woman was set ablaze by her in-laws Sunday in Rajbiraj for failing to bring dowry as they demanded, reports say.
The father-in-law and the brother-in-law of Sunita Shah, 28, sprinkled kerosene on the latter’s body and set her ablaze on Sunday. They had been torturing her for failing to bring Rs 50,000 from her maternal home, according to neighbors. Shah’s husband was not at home when the incident occurred.
Police came to Shah’s rescue when they heard her scream. She has been taken to BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, where she is being treated at critical condition.
Police have arrested three people in connection with the incident. However, the main perpetrators, the father-in-law and the brother-in-law of the victim are absconding.
Dowry related violence is very common in Terai region. nepalnews.com Jun 29 09