In-laws held for ‘dowry death’ (India)

Posted on July 27, 2012


Source: The Times of India

HANE: The Shreenagar police on Thursday arrested the mother-in-law, sister-in-law and two other relatives of a 20-year-old woman who died after being allegedly set ablaze by them and her husband at their Wagle Estate home last week. The husband, Bhausaheb Gulab Bhalerao, is undergoing treatment for his burns, which he says he suffered while trying to save his wife. On Thursday, the victim’s mother, Shakuntala Prakash Potphode, told police that her daughter, Meera, was harassed for Rs 1 lakh dowry. The arrested are Meera’s mother-in-law Neeta, sister-in-law Sudha and two other relatives—Shobha Sunder Samble and Kusum Devidas Kale.