Pregnant woman set ablaze by her mother & brother in UP village

Hapur, Sep 29 (IANS): A young woman was allegedly set on fire by her mother and brother in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur district after she was found to be pregnant, said police on Friday.

The incident took place in Nawada Khurd village on Thursday night.

The woman, who is in critical condition after sustaining over 70 per cent burns to her body, has been referred to a higher centre for treatment.


The woman's mother and brother have been taken into custody by the police.

According to police, the woman, who is unmarried, had physical relations with a young man from the same village and became pregnant. When her family members came to know about this, they were upset.

On Thursday, the woman's mother and brother took her to a nearby forest where they sprinkled petrol on her and set her on fire. The victim suffered severe burns and was rushed to the hospital.

Additional Superintendent of Police (Hapur) Rajkumar Aggarwal said investigation into the matter was on.



Top Stories

Comment on this article

Leave a Comment

Title: Pregnant woman set ablaze by her mother & brother in UP village

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.