Police arrest husband, in-laws after woman sets herself ablaze in Srinagar

Srinagar: A woman ended life by setting herself ablaze on Eid in downtown Srinagar after alleged harassment over dowry by her in-laws, police said.

An official said that a 34-year-old woman (name withheld) was rushed to a hospital by locals but succumbed to her injuries.

The incident took place at the home of her in-laws in Kaw Mohalla area of Khanyar at 5 pmon Friday, he said.

The official added that a police team rushed to the spot but the woman had sustained 90 per cent injuries in the incident.

On her way to hospital, the official added, the woman told locals that her in-laws threatened her regularly.

He said that police have arrested her husband, two sisters-in-law and mother-in-law of the deceased woman.

An FIR vide no 63/2015 under section 306, 309, 498A has been registered against the accused and investigations are on, the official added.

The body, he said, was handed over to her parents after all legal formalities were completed.

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