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Woman set ablaze for dowry in Balasore

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Balasore: A woman was allegedly burnt to death by her in-laws over dowry demand in Kumbharpatna village under Maitapur Panchayat in Balasore district. The victim, identified as Urmila Sial was married to Narhari Sial.

The couple had tied knot five months ago. However, she was being tortured both physically and mentally by her in-laws to bring more dowry, alleged Urmila’s family.

Reportedly, on Tuesday Urmila was set ablaze by her in-laws after being doused with kerosene. She was later rushed to Bhadrak hospital where doctors declared her ‘brought dead’.

Following this, an FIR was filed by Urmila’s family members against her in-laws at Simuli police station.

“We have detained Urmila’s husband for interrogation and a probe is underway,” said police.

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