Uttar Pradesh: Two women set ablaze in name of honour
Representative image. Photograph: (DNA)
In yet another case of 'honour killing', a married woman and her sister-in-law were allegedly set ablaze by family members for marrying a man of her choice.
The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district, ANI reports.
Gulafsa and Shabnoor were found in charred condition by Gulafsa's brother-in-law Mohammad Shahib.
"My parents had gone to a funeral, and as I returned home after reading namaz, I found the two burnt," ANI quoted Shahib as saying.
Police said one of the accused was arrested and that a case had been filed against eight people.
Moradabad Superintendent of Police Ashish Shrivastava said, "A case has been filed against eight persons. One of them was arrested on the spot."
Shahib said Gulafsa's family had problems with her marriage from the very beginning, and they had filed three applications against her family before the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) but no serious measures were taken.