Woman set ablaze daughter-in-law on suspicion of washing powder theft

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  • BHOPAL: A woman was set ablaze by her mother-in-law over suspicion of theft in Subhash Colony on Sunday. The victim remains critical in hospital while the accused is yet to be arrested. A case under sections of attempt to murder was registered at Ashoka Garden police station.

    Suspecting her of stealing washing powder, the accused Vidya fought with 30-year-old Pinky, wife of Lal Chand. Soon the argument took an ugly turn and Vidya set her daughter-in-law ablaze, police said.

    Victim's husband Lal Chand, who deals in centring work, and other family members were at home at the time of incident, but it was too late by the time they could hear her screams and come for her rescue.

    The woman was rushed to a hospital where her condition is stated to be critical. Police said that in her statement, Pinky told her mother-in-law set her ablaze suspecting that she took her washing powder.

    The accused is yet to be nabbed. Pinky got married to Lal Chand around ten years back and has a son. While her husband's family is from bordering state Uttar Pradesh, she hails from TT Nagar area of the city.

    Police added that the statement of other family members is being recorded and the accused woman would be arrested soon.

    Source:Times of India


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