Woman burnt alive by in-laws for dowry in Odisha

Khurdha: After battling for life for last three days, the woman of Dingar village in Khurdha who was set afire by in-laws, on Thursday succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Bhubaneswar.

The victim named Seema Barik in her dying statement alleged that she was burnt alive by husband and in-laws. Police registered a case and started an investigation into the incident.

Her husband and parents-in-law allegedly poured kerosene and set her on fire after she refused to bring more dowry from her parents.

Seema had married seven years ago and she has a son, said sources.