After Harassing Her For Dowry, Man Sets Wife On Fire After She Failed In MBBS Entrance Exam

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A 25-year-old woman died after her husband allegedly set her ablaze in Nagole area in Hyderabad. While her husband’s family claim it is a case of suicide, the police suspect it to be a case of murder.

However, family members of the woman, identified as Harika, alleged that she was burnt to death by her husband Rushi Kumar reportedly after she failed to secure admission for MBBS course.

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“Harika’s husband claimed she committed suicide, but after seeing the scene of the offence, it appears to be a murder. We suspect that the man has killed his wife,” ACP (LB Nagar division) Venugopala Rao said.

“Harika and Rushi were married for two years. He had been harassing her frequently as she did not secure a MBBS seat, though she got (admission in) BDS this year. He also harassed her demanding more dowry…It is a planned murder,” Harika’s mother and sister alleged.

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According to the police, the husband called Harika’s mother on Sunday night and informed her that she had set herself fire after pouring kerosene. However, the woman’s family alleged that the husband set her on fire.

Following a complaint, Rushi and his parents were arrested on charge of dowry harassment, a police official said. Further probe is on.

With Inputs From PTI

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