Balasore: In what could be a most harrowing scene, a newlywed woman was seen running for life after she was allegedly set afire by her in-laws member demanding more dowries at Chalipada under Nilagiri police limits in Balasore today.
Some passersby saw the woman running in burning condition and immediately rescued her. They rushed her to Nilagiri health centre in a critical condition.
Sources said she had been tortured by her husband, mother-in-law, father-in-law, demanding a gold chain. As she expressed inability, they allegedly poured kerosene on her and set her on fire.
Brother of the vicitm lodged a complaint with police in this regard. The in-laws members are absconding.
Her parents said they had assured their daughter’s in-laws to address their demand. But due to financial constraint, they delayed in keeping the promise in time.