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WOMEN BURNT ALIVE:First chained to tree, set ablaze in Bharthipur in Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh

January 18, 2015 07:25 PM
Woman Burnt alive

KANPUR/UNNAO: A 30-year-old woman was allegedly chained to a tree and burnt alive by her husband at Bharthipur under the limits of Barasagwar police station of Unnao district late on Friday night. The badly charred body was recovered on Saturday morning and sent for post-mortem examination. Angry family members of the victim refused to perform last rites and gheraoed the Barasagwar police station demanding immediate arrest of the accused.

The tree was merely 200 metres from victim's house. The police rushed to the spot and recovered the body in a charred state. A chain and a lock used by perpetrators to prevent the victim from escaping were also recovered. When police went to Lallu's house, they found the door locked. 

Police were trying to convince victim's parents and family members to perform the last rites till reports last came in. Victim Chedana's husband Lallu and father-in-law along with other members of the family were on the run. 

Preliminary investigations revealed that she was Lallu's third wife. 

Chedana, a native of Rae Bareli, was married to Lallu of Bharthipur area of Unnao about 12 years back. "As per the complaint filed by her sibling Manoj, Chedana was Lallu's third wife. She repeatedly complained to her parents and siblings about her husband's illicit relationship with other woman. She also complained of regular torture over petty issues," the police said. 

Manoj also alleged in his complaint that the incident was a fallout of Lallu's illicit relations with some other woman. Barasagwar police station incharge J K Singh said that they were informed about the charred body of a woman chained to a eucalyptus tree in jungle by the villagers. The tree was merely 200 metres from victim's house. The police rushed to the spot and recovered the body in a charred state. A chain and a lock used by perpetrators to prevent the victim from escaping were also recovered. When police went to Lallu's house, they found the door locked. 

After post-mortem and registering the case, police handed Chetana's body to her family for last rites. "However, instead of performing the last rites, the family gheraoed Barasagwar police station along with other relatives and demanded arrest of her husband Lallu and in-laws," Naresh, a native of Bharthipur said. 

Barasagwar police station in-charge said that a case was registered against Lallu and his family members and further investigations were underway in this regard. "Few members of his family have been picked up. We are interrogating them," he said further. 

The tree was merely 200 metres from victim's house. The police rushed to the spot and recovered the body in a charred state. A chain and a lock used by perpetrators to prevent the victim from escaping were also recovered. When police went to Lallu's house, they found the door locked. 

 

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