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Woman burnt alive for lodging FIR over triple talaq

Woman burnt alive for lodging FIR over triple talaq
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She was allegedly burnt alive by her husband and in-laws in front of her five-year-old daughter.

LUCKNOW: On late Friday evening, in Uttar Pradesh after a 22-year-old woman had lodged a police complaint about being given triple talaq. She was allegedly burnt alive by her husband and in-laws in front of her five-year-old daughter at Gadra village of Shravasti district.

The father of the victim Ramzan Khan has alleged that, on August 6 his son-in-law, Nafees (26), who works in Mumbai, had given triple talaq to his daughter Sayeeda over phone.

In his complaint Khan has said, "Sayeeda went to lodge a complaint, but the police did not register a case and sent her home, telling her to let her husband returned from Mumbai. When Nafees arrived on August 15, police summoned the couple, talked to them and told Sayeeda to stay with Nafees."

The five-year-old Fatima told the police, "On Friday noon, my father returned after offering Namaz and told mother to go away since he had given her talaq, resulting in a spat. My grandfather Azizullah, grandmother Haseena, and aunts Gudiya, Nadira came. Father held my mother by her hair and thrashed her, my aunts Nadira and Gudiya poured kerosene and grandfather Azizullah and grandmother Haseena lit a match."

On Saturday, the police had registered an FIR. "The accused have not yet been arrested. I will even knock the doors of the Supreme Court," said Sayeeda's brother Rafique.

Shravasti SP, Ashish Srivastva had said, "An FIR has been registered against Nafees and his family members on charges of dowry harassment, murder, and dowry prohibition act. The allegations of the victim's father about triple talaq will be probed. It will be seen why a case was not registered if the victim had approached police on August 6."

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