New Delhi, Aug 19

A 24-year-old woman died here on Saturday after she was allegedly set on fire by her husband and in-laws, police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar said the woman was admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital here on Friday with burn injuries and she died on Saturday.

Kumar said the deceased Parvinder Kaur, 24, had told police while she was at the hospital that she was set on fire by her husband and in-laws.

On Friday, police received a phone call about the incident at a house in Vikas Puri in west Delhi.

Police said that there was a smell of kerosene in the house and some burnt clothes, one broken matchbox, two burnt matchsticks and one women's sandals were found among other articles from the spot.

"Statement of the victim was recorded at Safdarjung Hospital in which she alleged that she went to her husband's house to bring her son's clothes around 9.30 a.m. (on Friday). At that time, she was set on fire by her husband and in-laws," Kumar said.

He said the police were informed by the hospital authorities on Saturday that Kaur has died.

 

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