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Woman ‘torches self', probe underway

Woman ‘torches self, probe underway
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A 30yearold married woman allegedly set herself ablaze at her inlaws home in south west Delhis Chhawla area on Thursday The victim stays with her husband and inlaws at Shayam Enclave locality in Deen Pur

New Delhi: A 30-year-old married woman allegedly set herself ablaze at her in-laws' home in south west Delhi's Chhawla area on Thursday. The victim stays with her husband and in-laws at Shayam Enclave locality in Deen Pur.The police said her husband and in-laws were missing ever since the incident occurred.

The incident was reported to police at 11.50 am following which they reached the spot where the woman's family members were also present. The victim allegedly poured kerosene on herself and then set herself ablaze, police said.

The victim was taken to Safdarjung Hospital, where it was ascertained that the woman sustained about 20 to 25 per cent burn injuries on her legs and stomach, they said.

The woman got married three years ago, they said, adding the sub-divisional magistrate has been informed about the incident. Police said further investigation is underway to ascertain the cause behind taking such an extreme step by the woman.

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