UP woman burnt alive by husband, in-laws for triple talaq complaint

Lucknow : A 22-year-old woman was allegedly burnt alive by her husband and in-laws in front of her five-year-old daughter at Gadra village of Shravasti district in Uttar Pradesh after she lodged a police complaint on being given triple talaq. The incident took place in Bhingapur police station area late on Friday evening.

The victim’s father Ramzan Khan has alleged that his son-in-law, Nafees (26), who works in Mumbai, had given triple talaq to his daughter Sayeeda over phone on August 6.

“Sayeeda went to lodge a complaint, but police did not register a case and sent her home telling her to let her husband return from Mumbai. When Nafees arrived on August 15, police summoned the couple, talked to them and told Sayeeda to stay with Nafees,” Khan said in his complaint.

Sayeeda’s daughter Fatima told police, “On Friday noon, my father returned after offering Namaz and told mother to go away since he had given her talaq, resulting in a spat.”

‘My granny, grandpa lit matchstick’

Fatima said: “My grandfather Azizullah, grandmother Haseena, and aunts Gudiya, Nadira came. Father held my mother by her hair and thrashed her, my aunts Nadira and Gudiya poured kerosene and grandfather Azizullah and grandmother Haseena lit a match.”

Sayeeda’s brother Rafique took Fatima to police where she narrated the whole incident. A police team was dispatched and Sayeeda’s body was sent for autopsy. Police registered an FIR on Saturday. “The accused have not yet been arrested. I will even knock the doors of the Supreme Court,” said Rafique.

Shravasti SP, Ashish Srivastva told TOI, “An FIR has been registered against Nafees and his family members on charges of dowry harassment, murder, and dowry prohibition act. The allegations of victim’s father about triple talaq will be probed. It will be seen why a case was not registered if the victim had approached police on August 6.”

Source : TOI

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