Berhampur, November 5 (LocalWire): The 25-year old pregnant woman who was set ablaze allegedly by her in-laws at Debabhumi under Ganjam district’s Aska police station limits six days ago succumbed to her injuries at MKCG Medical College here on Monday.
According to the deceased Mamali’s mother Kuni Patra, the woman was set ablaze by her in-laws and husband Tukuna Panigrahy on 31 October for failure to bring in more dowry.
Mamali was four-months pregnant and the foetus was lost due to the burn injury on the next day of the incident.
The police said they had already arrested her 40-year old husband and 65-year old mother-in-law Uma Panigrahy on last Sunday and produced them before the court.
With the death of the woman, the police would now be treated as a murder case, the Aska police station inspector-in-charge PK Sahoo said.
According to the complainant, the mother of the victim, her daughter Mamali had married Tukuna two years ago and she had given Rs 40,000 in cash and some gold ornaments to her-in-laws.
However, her in-laws demanded an additional Rs 80,000 and allegedly tortured her for the same.
Her in-laws had even driven her out of the house last year, she stated.
According to reports, the woman called up one of the neighbours to inform them about her plight and torture by the in-laws on 29 October.
The next day, in the morning, when the neighbour went to her house and wanted to take along, the in-laws did not allow her to go.
On 31 October her in-laws along with her husband poured kerosene and set her on fire.