A 24-year-old woman and her six-month-old son were allegedly burnt to death by an Uttar Pradesh police constable and his family members over dowry demand, police said today.
In the incident which took place Sunday in Turi Baghuli village in the Iglas police station area, Priya and her infant son were allegedly killed by her husband Pushpendra Sharma and in-laws by setting them ablaze.
Family members of the victim alleged that Priya, who had married Pushpendra three years back, was under pressure from her in-laws to either arrange for a car or ask her parents to give them Rs 4 lakh.
A case has been filed by the victim's family following which Pushpendra's father Mahesh Chandra Sharma was arrested last night while Pusshpendra is still absconding, they said.
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