Police take four persons into custody
Jamshedpur, Dec. 11: A 19-year-old woman who was married just a year ago was set on fire, burnt to death allegedly by her husband and in-laws at Swarnarekha Colony under Ulidih police station area in Mango last evening.
The victim, Madhuri Pramanik, was rushed to the Tata Main Hospital’s burn care unit but she succumbed to her burns on Tuesday.
The deceased’s father Dhirendra Prasad Thakur who is a resident of Balidihpolice station area in Bokaro has alleged that his daughter was burnt to death by his son-in-law and others as he failed to give the accused a motorcycle that they had demanded.
The police have taken four persons into custody after taking a statement from Dhirendra at the Tata Main Hospital this afternoon, while the members of the accused family were assembled there for claiming the body.
Police took into custody ShishirPramanik, husband of the deceased, father-in-law RuthuPramanik and brothers-in-law Anil and Akaash. Kalpana Paramanik who is the mother-in-law of the deceased has also been made accused, but the police are yet to arrest her.
OC, Ulidihpolice station, SP Tripathy said that they have sent the body to the MGM Medical College mortuary for post-mortem.
” We are investigation the incident. If the allegation made by Dhirendra is proved by the autopsy report, then they would arrest KalpanaPramanik who is the main accused in the case,” said Tripathy.
Madhuri was married to Shishir who works under a private company on November 28 last year. ” We are in state of shock. My daughter was being targeted. We had given ShishirRs 2 lakh cash during the marriage. But after six months of the marriage he had been demanding for a motorcycle. My daughter was being mentally and physical tortured,” said the father.
Dhirendra said they had two months ago come to Swarnarekha Colony to settle the matter, but the accused persons did not allow them to enter into the house and finally they set his daughter on fire. Shishir (28) who was in police custody when asked for comment claimed that Madhuri committed suicide by setting her on fire.