UP Woman Dies After Being Set Ablaze By Son, In-Laws Over Family Dispute

The accused have been taken into custody for questioning, police said. (Representational)


A 58-year-old woman succumbed to burn injuries after being set on fire by her son, daughter-in-law and relatives of her daughter-in-law over a family dispute, police said on Monday.

Superintendent of Police Aparna Gautam said that the relatives had settled a truce on Sunday between Ratna Devi (58) and her son Akash Gupta over a family dispute.

Citing the complaint lodged by Kishan Gupta (another son of the dead), the SP said Akash, his wife Deepshikha, his father-in-law Achhelal and a relative Vinod poured kerosene on Ratna Devi in the early hours of Monday while she was sleeping and then set her on fire.

Hearing her cries, neighbours rushed in to douse the flame and informed the police. She was admitted with critical burn injuries to the district medical college here, where she died during treatment.

Police have sent the body for a post-mortem, Ms Gautam said, adding that Akash Gupta, Achhelal and Vinod have been taken into custody for questioning.


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