Ghaziabad teacher dies after being set on fire for dowry

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Ghaziabad, April 21 (IANS) A teacher, whose husband and in-laws allegedly set her on fire over demands for a dowry of Rs 25 lakh, succumbed to her injuries 8 days after the incident.

On April 13, the victim Sangeeta was preparing dinner at her in-laws house in Vasundhara residential locality under Indirapuram police station of this city, when her husband Sanjeev Nagar, father-in-law Rich Pal Nagar and mother-in-law Ram Bhuli Nagar tried to burn her by pouring diesel on her, attempting to make it look like a case of accidental fire.

However, neighbours came to her rescue and soon her parents and brother took her to Safdarjung hospital in Delhi. After registering a case, the police initiated a probe in the case.

The FIR stated that Sangeeta told her mother in the hospital that her husband had been demanding Rs 25 lakh since a month.

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In the complaint, Sangeeta’s brother Pradeep said that he received hefty compensation for some of his land acquired by the state in June 2016 and upon hearing this, her in-laws started demanding dowry.

Sangeeta, a teacher by profession, was married to Sanjeev on November 27, 2002. She earns a salary of Rs 50,000 per month and has two children.

“The husband has been arrested and an investigation is underway to ascertain the role of the in-laws,” said Superintendent of Police (City) Salman Taj Patil.



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