In-laws ''beat up'' UP woman to death; parents say she had refused to accept triple talaq

SHRAVASTI: A 22-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and in-laws and the body set on fire here in UP, police said on Monday.

In-laws ''beat up'' UP woman to death; parents say she had refused to accept triple talaq

Her family claimed that she was killed as she had refused to accept the talaq given to her on phone.

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Shravasti, August 19

A 22-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and in-laws and the body set on fire here in UP, police said on Monday.

Her family claimed that she was killed as she had refused to accept the talaq given to her on phone.

According to Superintendent of Police Ashish Srivastava, the incident was reported on Friday from Gadra village near the India-Nepal border.

Saeeda and Nafees, both residents of the same village, had married six years ago. Nafees works in Mumbai and they have two children.

Saeeda’s father Ramzan told reporters on Saturday that his daughter was often beaten up by her husband and in-laws. On August 6, Nafees divorced Saeeda on phone, he said.

The practice of triple talaq has been criminalised by a law passed by Parliament last month.

The father said Nafees had returned home for Eid-al-Adha and this Friday both sides agreed to reach a compromise and Nafees took Saeeda with him to their house.

He and his family then killed Saeeda and burnt her body, Ramzan said. They allegedly poured kerosene on the body to set it on fire.

SP Srivastava said a case of dowry death had been registered against eight people on the basis of the complaint.

“Saeeda’s husband and her father-in-law have been arrested,” he said, adding that action against others would be taken based on the investigation.

“So far, no talaq angle has emerged and in case it is so, action will be taken accordingly,” the SP said. PTI

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