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UP: Woman dies after being burnt alive for marrying man of her choice

ANI
Published : Jun 24, 2017, 11:33 am IST
Updated : Jun 24, 2017, 11:52 am IST

Shahib said Gulafsa's family had problems with her marriage from the very beginning, and they had filed 3 applications against her family

Woman died after being burnt alive by her family, along with her sister-in-law, for marrying man of her choice. (Photo: ANI)
 Woman died after being burnt alive by her family, along with her sister-in-law, for marrying man of her choice. (Photo: ANI)

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh): A married woman died after being burnt alive, along with her sister-in-law, by family members in Anwla Ghat of Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district for marrying against their wishes.

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," said Shahib.

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.

Moradabad Superintendent of Police Ashish Shrivastava said, "A case has been filed against eight persons. One of them was arrested on the spot."

Shrivastava added that Gulafsa had registered a case against her family two years ago.

Tags: woman burnt alive, honour killing, up honour killing
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Moradabad