Pregnant teen, husband set on fire by woman's kin in Ahmednagar

Updated: May 07, 2019, 17:17 IST | Chaitraly Deshmukh

The two were rushed to a hospital in Pune for treatment but the girl succumbed to her injuries while her husband is in critical condition

Pregnant teen, husband set on fire by woman's kin in Ahmednagar
The two were married last year and were expecting a child

A 19-year-old pregnant woman, along with her husband, was allegedly set ablaze by the former's family in a case of honour killing in Ahmednagar last week. The two were rushed to a hospital in Pune for treatment but the girl succumbed to her injuries while her husband is in critical condition.

Rukmini Ransingh and Mangesh Ransingh are residents of Nigot village in Ahmednagar. The girl had given a statement to the Pune police accusing her family before she breathed her last and a complaint was registered for murder against her father Ramfal Bhartiya and maternal uncle Dillu Pandit at Bund garden police station.

Also Read: Newly married couple set ablaze by bride's family in honour killing

Rukmini was two months pregnant when she was called to her maternal home for some ritual on April 30, Mahesh Ransingh, Mangesh's elder brother said, adding, "She called my brother late that night to say that her father was beating her. My brother approached the Ahmednagar police on May 1, but they said it was a personal matter.

Also Read: Mumbai: Wife-beater sets neighbour's door on fire for 'interfering' in Ghatkopar

He had faced threats earlier too but the police never helped us." When Mangesh went to bring his wife back on May 1, "they locked the two in a room, tied them, gagged them and thrashed them before burning the house."

Dr Ajay Taware of Sassoon General hospital said, "Rukmini had 65 per cent burns while Mangesh has 55 per cent burns." Assistant Police Inspector Jayant Patil said Rukmini hailed from UP and "belonged to an upper caste."

Also Read: Bangladesh girl burnt alive for reporting sexual assault

Catch up on all the latest Mumbai news, crime news, current affairs, and also a complete guide on Mumbai from food to things to do and events across the city here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Stories of the day

Seven reasons why Mumbai police want PUBG banned

Cat, dog found dead in 3BHK Virar flat with 35 pets

Mumbai: Colaba resident finds cockroach inside Dahi Vada 

Pregnant teen, husband set on fire by woman's kin in Ahmednagar

Mumbai Crime: Diamonds worth Rs 1 crore stolen from Charni Road

200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx: 'There is a fire in our hearts'

Supreme Court allows work on Mumbai coastal road to resume

BEST to summon bus makers after one caught fire in Goregaon

Scientists tell Balbharati to tune out 'music therapy' from new syllabus

Mumbai Police refuse RTI info to Dharavi dead teen's family

Met Gala 2019: Isha Ambani looks stunning in a lavender gown

mid day editorial: BMC needs to be battle ready this monsoon

 

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
Loading...

Medical apathy! Husband carries pregnant woman to hospital on cot

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK