A woman named Anjana Tiwari set herself on fire at the assembly gate in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.— Mon Mohan (@MMGogoi) October 13, 2020
Hospitalized in critical condition.
She changed her religion & married. She was named Aisa. Her husband is in Saudi.
Police started investigation.#Luckhnow pic.twitter.com/2lpYkIsZT6
Woman set her on fire due to in-laws after hubby went Saudi (Video)
Lucknow:A woman tried to immolate herself over alleged harassment by her in-laws near the Vidhan Sabha in the state capital on Tuesday. She has been admitted to the hospital in a critical condition.
Police Commissioner Sujit Kumar said that Maharajganj district resident Anjali Tiwari (35) alighted an e-rickshaw at the Capitol Cinema tiraha in the Hazratganj area. She then sprayed an inflammatory substance and set herself afire.
However, the policemen present on the spot acted swiftly and doused the fire with a blanket. The woman was later admitted to the Civil hospital in a critical condition.
Police sources said that Anjali had earlier married Akhilesh Tiwari, a resident of Maharajganj, but they had later got divorced. After changing her religion, she got married to a youth named Asif. Asif went to Saudi Arab some days after the marriage and his family had allegedly been harassing the woman.
Distraught over the torture, the woman set herself ablaze in front of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office's gate number 2. Earlier, a mother-daughter duo had set themselves ablaze some months back. Although the mother had succumbed to her injuries, the daughter had survived. (UNI)